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3 Banana Oatmeal bars in a stack on a green plate

Banana oat bars {vegan, gluten-free, nut-free}

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3.7 from 3 reviews


These bars are vegan, nut free and GF!  Great for a healthy snack!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup dates, finely chopped
  • 3 (very ripe) bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups brown crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (get certified GF to keep it GF)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or baking oil of choice
  • Optional add-ins*: raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and using the back of a wooden spoon or a spatula, press the mixture down well.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until the top is just starting to get golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing into 9 squares.  These can also be cut into granola bar shapes if you prefer.  I like these best stored in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!



  1. I didn’t try any of these add-ins, but I think they’d be delicious.
  2. If you don’t have oat flour, just blend some oats in your blender until it is a fine flour.


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 16 grams
  • Sodium: 1.3mg
  • Fat: 3.9 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 3.3 grams