Banana Nut Bread Bars

March 30, 2020

Banana Nut Bread Bars

Staying home seems to mean snacks, snacks and more snacks. If you're lucky enough to be trapped with kids, you and/or them are in the kitchen what feels like every hour fetching something to eat. Recipes that are loaded in healthy fats and protein will help distance those snacks while boosting brain power to keep up with that distance work and learning!

This healthy recipe is loaded with nutrients to help keep that hunger at bay while providing nutrition that keeps you strong and healthy. They're also easy, budget friendly and super delicious. What a winner!

We hope you're all staying healthy and sane during this crazy, uncertain time x


Banana Nut Bread Bars

Author: Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips



  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats gluten free, if needed
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed or flax meal
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips



  1. Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients except walnuts and chocolate chips in a high-powered blender (such as a Blendtec) or food processor, and process until the mixture forms a thick mass.
  3. Break up slightly with a spatula, add walnuts to the mixture, and pulse until the nuts are slightly chopped and distributed.
  4. Break up the mixture one more time, add chocolate chips and pulse a few times to distribute the chips, or simply stir in the chips.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You can cover the top with more paper and press an equal sized pan to roll the top with a glass to flatten completely.
  6. Place in freezer until firm, as this will allow you to slice them easier. Otherwise they are quite sticky. Slice into bars or squares and store the bars in the refrigerator.

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