oat bars


We’re always on the lookout for healthy snacks for our kids and sometimes a piece of fruit doesn’t quite cut it.  When you want to give them something that is reasonably healthy and not packed to the rafters with sugar, this checks all the boxes with the banana providing a little extra sweetness and moistness.  I haven’t frozen this because it hasn’t lasted that long but I would if it did.


3 cups oats
1/2 cup coconut or brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large mashed banana
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter


  1. Pop the oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon all in a big bowl together and stir ’til just combined.
  2. Stir in the the vanilla extract, milk and egg and then add the banana and peanut butter. Give it all another good ole stir.
  3. Spread the mixture into a lightly greased 8×8 inch slice tin and bake at 180 C degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Let it cool for a wee while then cut into squares and away you go.

Note: You can jazz these up as you see fit.  Add muesli instead of oats, add chocolate chips if you’re feeling decadent, add cocoa powder for a more chocolatey flavour, add ginger powder for a zingy kick.

fast weeknights examples

Sorry! We hate pop ups too!

But just in case you want more... jump on the free list to get 4 x Fast Weeknights recipes/mth and 4 x Seasonal Family Meal Plans/yr with shopping lists, make ahead steps, and leftover ideas.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This