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Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Banana Oatmeal Bars stacked with a side of sliced bananas

Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars topped with Caramelized Bananas and cinnamon crumb! They need just 1 Pan, are Glutenfree, refined sugar free, refined oil free! These Banana Bread oat bars come together quickly and are perfect on the go snack or breakfast!

stacked vegan banana oatmeal bars on a white plate

These Banana Oatmeal Bars are the next best thing next to banana bread! I have a thing for roasting bananas. I discovered this technique when I made banana bread baked oatmeal and have started doing it for most of my banana flavored baked  good recipes. Their natural sweetness intensifies and their flavor gets so much more vibrant!

What else is to love about Banana Oatmeal Bars? Well, they are made with oats and almond flour so gluten-free and there is no refined sugar added to the batter but we do add a splash of maple syrup some coconut sugar on top for that caramelized brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping that makes these so unique.

a casserole dish with banana oatmeal bars topped with sliced bananas

These bars are super moist and packed with flavor and exciting textures from add-ins like nuts, dates and seeds. Cinnamon and vanilla adds a pinch of cozy.

The bars can be obviously be served warm or cold – they will always be delish. I personally love them as a sweet breakfast treat or afternoon treat. Get your casserole dish and let’s make some oatmeal bars!

Banana Oatmeal Bars stacked with a side of sliced bananas

These banana bread oatmeal bars are extremely moist and you’ll find that they crumble a bit more while they are still warm so let them cool down a bit.

If you want these to be sturdier for a portable treat, you can use all-purpose flour instead of almond flour.

MORE OATMEAL BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Vegan Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars topped with Caramelized Bananas and cinnamon crumb! They need just 1 Pan, are Glutenfree, refined sugar free, refined oil free! These Banana bread oat bars come together quickly and are perfect on the go snack or breakfast! Soyfree recipe, Nutfree option

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: banana bread bars

Servings: 9

Calories: 209kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup use 3 tablespoons for less sweet
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup (250 ml) non-dairy milk such as almond, oat or light coconut
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (160 g) old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup (30 g) almond flour or a gf blend, or use all purpose flour if ok with gluten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (40 g) chopped nuts almonds, walnuts, pecans or other
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut optional
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 3-4 dates chopped

For the topping

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana sliced 2 mm thick slices

Instructions

  • Grease 9×9 inch brownie pan or lasagna pan. Mash the bananas and maple syrup really well and spread evenly in the pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Add baking dish in oven to bake for 12 minutes or until the banana mixture is simmering really well. This helps to caramelize the banana and brings out even more sweetness from the bananas.

  • Remove the dish from the oven then add almond butter and mix it in. Then add non dairy milk and vanilla and mix really well.

  • Then add in the oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt,chopped nuts, chia seeds and dates. Mix well. (Alternatively, mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl and then add to the pan). Mix so that all the oats are moistened evenly then even it out with spatula.

  • For the topping, mix coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Slice the banana and place banana slices on top of the oat mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over.

  • Put the dish back to bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is set and the bananas are starting to caramelize.

  • Remove dish from oven. Let it cool for 20 to 25 minutes. Then slice and remove the bars from dish.

  • Store bars in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

These bars are very moist and obviously crumble even more when warm but they are incredibly delicious and moist If you want them to be sturdier, use all-purpose flour instead of almond flour or use a mix of 2 tablespoons tapioca starch and 2 tbsp gf flour.

  • Nutfree : omit the nuts. Use 1 tbsp applesauce and 1 tbsp oil as a sub for the almond butter, or just 1 tbsp applesauce to keep it Oilfree. You can add in chopped seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds if you like as a sub for the nuts 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb

Amount Per Serving

Calories 209
Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 107mg5%

Potassium 295mg8%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 19IU0%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 105mg11%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • bananas, you want them really ripe for this recipe, we’ll mash some of them and roast them for maximum flavor, the rest go on top
  • baking powder for a slight rise
  • these are made with a blend of gluten-free oats and almond flour but you can use any flour if gluten is no concern of your
  • the natural sweetness of the bananas is enhanced with some maple syrup
  • almond butter for moisture , use cashew butter for variation or omit for Nutfree
  • non-dairy milk helps bring the mix together
  • for some crunch, chew and texture, I  added a mix of chia seeds, dates, chopped nuts, and shredded coconut
  • the top of the bars is caramelized with a mix of cinnamon and coconut sugar

Tips:

 

ingredients for banana oatmeal bars

How to make Gluten-free Banana Oatmeal Bars

bananas in a casserole dish

Grease 9×9 inch brownie pan or lasagna pan. Mash the bananas and maple syrup.

mashed bananas in a white casserole dish

Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Add baking dish in oven to bake for 12 minutes or until banana mixture is simmering really well. This helps to caramelize the banana really well and brings out even more sweetness from the bananas.

maple syrup being added to mashed bananas to make banana puree

Remove the dish from the oven.

roasted banana puree in a casserole dish

Then add almond butter and mix it in.

almond butter butter being added to banana puree in a casserole dish

roasted banana puree being added to casserole dish

Then add milk and vanilla if using and mix that really well.

milk being added to roasted banana puree in casserole dish

batter for banana oatmeal bars in a casserole dish

 

almond flour and chia seeds being added to casserole dish with banana batter

Then add in the oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, chopped nuts, chia seeds, and dates. Mix well. (You can mix just the dry ingredients in a bowl first then mix into the banana mixture.)

rolled oats being added to casserole dish with banana batter

Mix so that all the oats are moistened then even it out with a spatula.

chopped dates being added to casserole dish banana oatmeal batter

batter for banana oatmeal bars in a casserole dish

banana oatmeal bars being topped with sliced bananas

For the topping, mix coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Slice the banana and place banana slices on top of the oat mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over.

coconut sugar cinnamon streusel being sprinkled on top of banana oatmeal bars

Put the dish back to bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is set and the bananas are starting to caramelize.

banana oatmeal casserole

Remove dish from oven. Let it cool for 20 to 25 minutes. Then slice and remove the bars from dish.

Storage:

Store these banana oatmeal bars in the fridge for up to 5 days.

stacked vegan banana oatmeal bars with cinnamon crumb topping

 

 

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb

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Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Banana Oatmeal Bars stacked with a side of sliced bananas

Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars topped with Caramelized Bananas and cinnamon crumb! They need just 1 Pan, are Glutenfree, refined sugar free, refined oil free! These Banana Bread oat bars come together quickly and are perfect on the go snack or breakfast!

stacked vegan banana oatmeal bars on a white plate

These Banana Oatmeal Bars are the next best thing next to banana bread! I have a thing for roasting bananas. I discovered this technique when I made banana bread baked oatmeal and have started doing it for most of my banana flavored baked  good recipes. Their natural sweetness intensifies and their flavor gets so much more vibrant!

What else is to love about Banana Oatmeal Bars? Well, they are made with oats and almond flour so gluten-free and there is no refined sugar added to the batter but we do add a splash of maple syrup some coconut sugar on top for that caramelized brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping that makes these so unique.

a casserole dish with banana oatmeal bars topped with sliced bananas

These bars are super moist and packed with flavor and exciting textures from add-ins like nuts, dates and seeds. Cinnamon and vanilla adds a pinch of cozy.

The bars can be obviously be served warm or cold – they will always be delish. I personally love them as a sweet breakfast treat or afternoon treat. Get your casserole dish and let’s make some oatmeal bars!

Banana Oatmeal Bars stacked with a side of sliced bananas

These banana bread oatmeal bars are extremely moist and you’ll find that they crumble a bit more while they are still warm so let them cool down a bit.

If you want these to be sturdier for a portable treat, you can use all-purpose flour instead of almond flour.

MORE OATMEAL BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Vegan Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars topped with Caramelized Bananas and cinnamon crumb! They need just 1 Pan, are Glutenfree, refined sugar free, refined oil free! These Banana bread oat bars come together quickly and are perfect on the go snack or breakfast! Soyfree recipe, Nutfree option

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: banana bread bars

Servings: 9

Calories: 209kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup use 3 tablespoons for less sweet
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup (250 ml) non-dairy milk such as almond, oat or light coconut
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (160 g) old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup (30 g) almond flour or a gf blend, or use all purpose flour if ok with gluten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (40 g) chopped nuts almonds, walnuts, pecans or other
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut optional
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 3-4 dates chopped

For the topping

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana sliced 2 mm thick slices

Instructions

  • Grease 9×9 inch brownie pan or lasagna pan. Mash the bananas and maple syrup really well and spread evenly in the pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Add baking dish in oven to bake for 12 minutes or until the banana mixture is simmering really well. This helps to caramelize the banana and brings out even more sweetness from the bananas.

  • Remove the dish from the oven then add almond butter and mix it in. Then add non dairy milk and vanilla and mix really well.

  • Then add in the oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt,chopped nuts, chia seeds and dates. Mix well. (Alternatively, mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl and then add to the pan). Mix so that all the oats are moistened evenly then even it out with spatula.

  • For the topping, mix coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Slice the banana and place banana slices on top of the oat mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over.

  • Put the dish back to bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is set and the bananas are starting to caramelize.

  • Remove dish from oven. Let it cool for 20 to 25 minutes. Then slice and remove the bars from dish.

  • Store bars in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

These bars are very moist and obviously crumble even more when warm but they are incredibly delicious and moist If you want them to be sturdier, use all-purpose flour instead of almond flour or use a mix of 2 tablespoons tapioca starch and 2 tbsp gf flour.

  • Nutfree : omit the nuts. Use 1 tbsp applesauce and 1 tbsp oil as a sub for the almond butter, or just 1 tbsp applesauce to keep it Oilfree. You can add in chopped seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds if you like as a sub for the nuts 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb

Amount Per Serving

Calories 209
Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 107mg5%

Potassium 295mg8%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 19IU0%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 105mg11%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • bananas, you want them really ripe for this recipe, we’ll mash some of them and roast them for maximum flavor, the rest go on top
  • baking powder for a slight rise
  • these are made with a blend of gluten-free oats and almond flour but you can use any flour if gluten is no concern of your
  • the natural sweetness of the bananas is enhanced with some maple syrup
  • almond butter for moisture , use cashew butter for variation or omit for Nutfree
  • non-dairy milk helps bring the mix together
  • for some crunch, chew and texture, I  added a mix of chia seeds, dates, chopped nuts, and shredded coconut
  • the top of the bars is caramelized with a mix of cinnamon and coconut sugar

Tips:

 

ingredients for banana oatmeal bars

How to make Gluten-free Banana Oatmeal Bars

bananas in a casserole dish

Grease 9×9 inch brownie pan or lasagna pan. Mash the bananas and maple syrup.

mashed bananas in a white casserole dish

Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Add baking dish in oven to bake for 12 minutes or until banana mixture is simmering really well. This helps to caramelize the banana really well and brings out even more sweetness from the bananas.

maple syrup being added to mashed bananas to make banana puree

Remove the dish from the oven.

roasted banana puree in a casserole dish

Then add almond butter and mix it in.

almond butter butter being added to banana puree in a casserole dish

roasted banana puree being added to casserole dish

Then add milk and vanilla if using and mix that really well.

milk being added to roasted banana puree in casserole dish

batter for banana oatmeal bars in a casserole dish

 

almond flour and chia seeds being added to casserole dish with banana batter

Then add in the oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, chopped nuts, chia seeds, and dates. Mix well. (You can mix just the dry ingredients in a bowl first then mix into the banana mixture.)

rolled oats being added to casserole dish with banana batter

Mix so that all the oats are moistened then even it out with a spatula.

chopped dates being added to casserole dish banana oatmeal batter

batter for banana oatmeal bars in a casserole dish

banana oatmeal bars being topped with sliced bananas

For the topping, mix coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Slice the banana and place banana slices on top of the oat mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over.

coconut sugar cinnamon streusel being sprinkled on top of banana oatmeal bars

Put the dish back to bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is set and the bananas are starting to caramelize.

banana oatmeal casserole

Remove dish from oven. Let it cool for 20 to 25 minutes. Then slice and remove the bars from dish.

Storage:

Store these banana oatmeal bars in the fridge for up to 5 days.

stacked vegan banana oatmeal bars with cinnamon crumb topping

 

 

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Crumb