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Bake These Easy Oatmeal Squares for Breakfast (Filled w/ Banana, Chocolate Chips, & Peanut Butter)

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

2

To a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

3

To the dry mixture bowl, add the coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and honey, and peanut butter, and mashed banana. Mix batter using a spoon, and then fold in the chocolate chips.

4

Pour batter in the 8x8 pan and spread evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is slightly browned and cooked through.

5

Let cool, and cut into 9 squares. Enjoy!

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oatmeal breakfast squares

Need an easy breakfast or snack idea for busy weekdays?

Bake up a batch of these yummy oatmeal breakfast bars full of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips. It’s a simple way to bake oatmeal instead of making it on the stove in the morning!

These homemade grab-and-go squares make for a quick breakfast or perfect after school snack for your hungry kiddos.

ingredients for baked oatmeal squares

Hip Tips:ย 

    • Have a nut allergy? Leave out the peanut butter and use sunflower seed butter or another nut butter alternative.
    • The mini chocolate chips are yummy yet optional. You could omit them or substitute in raisins, other dried fruits, or even nuts if desired. This idea is very easy to change according to your taste.
    • I used honey as a sweetener, but you could use maple syrup or sugar instead.
    • Want a similar no-bake bite-sized snack idea? Check out these Oatmeal Energy Bites, which have been a very popular Hip2Save idea for years!

pouring oatmeal batter into baking pan

pouring chocolate chips into a mixing bowl with batter

baked oatmeal squares in a pan


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Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Baked oatmeal bars with chocolate chips, peanut butter, and banana that are soft like bread and so delicious for breakfast or as a snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

2

To a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

3

To the dry mixture bowl, add the coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and honey, and peanut butter, and mashed banana. Mix batter using a spoon, and then fold in the chocolate chips.

4

Pour batter in the 8x8 pan and spread evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is slightly browned and cooked through.

5

Let cool, and cut into 9 squares. Enjoy!

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baked oatmeal with chocolate chips

These oatmeal squares are so good! We loved this recipe.

They almost taste like a slice of warm yummy chocolate chip banana bread, but just a little less sweet. Perfect to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee in the morning.

The texture is soft and moist, and I love that only one bowl and baking pan is required to whip these up! Delicious low-effort baked goods are my favorite kindโ€”and this one is a winner!

holding an oatmeal square


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Comments 52

  1. Ang

    I don’t see the banana in the recipe part. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Emily

    What are the measurements on the peanut butter and banana? I’m not seeing it anywhere. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sorry! Just fixed ๐Ÿ™‚ Need more coffee today!

      • Emily

        Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Maryam

      Thank you for the recipe. I made twice already because the first one did not last 10 min (family of 5). It was delicious with the right amount of sweetness. I used amonld flour and it came out great.

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Thatโ€™s so nice to hear about almond flour ๐Ÿ‘ great job!

  3. mmlovers90

    Am I missing something? There is no banana or peanut butter in the recipe?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      whoops sorry all- just fixed ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  4. Sarah

    Hi! When do you add the nut butter?

  5. Jenn

    Oh gosh those look so good!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Jenn! I think you’ll enjoy them!

  6. Materof6

    Half of my kids are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts…the other half to sunflower seeds…I know! Crazy! Any thoughts on what a sub could be? I know they have a variety of plant butters now from Country Crock.??

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You can try that or maybe just omit and sub with greek yogurt or applesauce.

      • Materof6

        Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Amber

      I just made them and omitted the pb and didn’t replace it and they were still good. Maybe a bit more crumbly than they would have been but tasty.

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Thanks for sharing!

      • Materof6

        Thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Erin

        Thanks for sharing your experience with no PB! We have a peanut allergy in our house and he wonโ€™t eat anything that smells like peanut butter. I might try adding applesauce instead.

    • C

      I know there is a peanut butter substitute made out of yellow peas. Maybe that would work for you?

  7. Kimberann1

    Can I use something other than coconut oil?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Of course. I would sub another cooking oil you enjoy baking with like vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.

  8. Joy

    Would it still be 2 tablespoons if we use another liquid oil replacement?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, I would try that.

  9. Christine

    This looks amazing! Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      sure! Enjoy!

  10. Laudip86

    Just made it (no bananas since I didnโ€™t have any) I did add raisins and use peanut butter power instead of peanut butter and it turned out pretty good and filling.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘

  11. Katie

    Anyone else dairy free and try these without eggs?

    • Courtney

      I’m allergic to eggs, so I am trying them right now without eggs. I’m just using 4 bananas (but doubles the recipe) instead. I will let you know how they turn out!

      • Courtney

        They turned out great! I would increase the honey and peanut butter just a little bit next time, but otherwise they were a success without eggs just by increasing the banana.

  12. Rosie

    Your timing is impeccable! I have 3 over ripe bananas sitting on the counter, and this weekend, I bought clearance Enjoy Life chocolate chips at my market. Canโ€™t wait to make this! Thank you!
    โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿซ

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice – these are yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

  13. Tina miller

    Do you have weight watchers points for these?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      No Darn- Iโ€™m not sure how to figure that info out. Sorry!

  14. Nika

    Any idea if the quick oats would work for this? (Just what I have on hand.)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hmm yes I think they would ๐Ÿ‘

  15. Kasha

    Do you think cassava flour would work for this recipe?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh interesting – have never baked with it, so unsure. Let us know if you try it!

      • Kasha

        I just made it and it came out delicious! Used 1/4 cup of cassava flour, so itโ€™s gluten free!

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Yay! Thatโ€™s so great – thanks for sharing Kasha!

  16. Lexy

    Cool I work at retirement center in the kitchen and Iโ€™m always looking for new receipts THANKS HIP2SAVE

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Enjoy these!

  17. Shirley

    Cinnamon would be a lovely complement! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      ah yes- great idea!

  18. animity

    This recipe is so easy to adapt too. Easy to make gluten free, egg free, dairy free! Plus so many variations. Add coconut, and mandarin oranges for a tropical feel. Raisins and cinnamon for an oatmeal raisins version. Omit pb when it doesn’t compliment your flavors. Just a fantastic, fun recipe!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! Thanks for sharing Animity!

  19. markiesluv

    These sound phenomenal. Making to have on hand for neighborhood kid snacks!! Used to make something similar and had forgotten. Thanks for the fabulous recipe.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Youโ€™re very welcome!

  20. Dee

    Made them last night. My very athletic and picky teenager took two on her way to school this morning. Big win.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh YAY!! I love that – thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. jessicaposnerjohnson

    Thanks! It’s a quick and easy recipe that I can bake the day before for an easy, quick breakfast for the family.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! Sure – enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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