Sweet, nutty and absolutely delicious, these Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars are wonderful snack. These oatmeal bars are energizing, and filled with nutrients, but made without refined sugars. So easy to make with just a few pantry ingredients. Vegan, GF.
Line the bottom of a 9x9 inch (22x22cm) square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Put half of the oats into the food processor and pulse for 2 second to cut up oats in smaller pieces. Combine with the rest of the oats in a large mixing bowl.
In the separate bowl, mash banana with the fork. Add syrup or honey and vanilla extract and peanut butter. Mix well until you get a smooth mixture.
Add the mixture into oats and stir until evenly combined. Use spatula.
Transfer mixture to a prepared pan. Press down using the second sheet of parchment to press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
In meantime, melt dark chocolate in a microwave or using the stove. Let it cool for few minutes then spread the melted chocolate on top of the oats.
Freeze until firm enough to cut into bars.
FOR GLUTEN FREE make sure you use certified gluten-free oats. FOR VEGAN version use vegan dark chocolate chips.Keep in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 1 week. Place in ziplock bags and freeze up to 3 months. Nutritional Disclaimer