Oatmeal Banana Bars drizzled with white chocolate and peanut butter.

Banana Bars with Oats

This Instant Pot Lemon Chicken recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and can be made in 30 minutes! The perfect weeknight meal to make in your pressure cooker.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 278kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 3 ripe bananas medium
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats not instant
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or a combo of white and whole wheat depending on your preference
  • 1 cup chocolate morsels optional


  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter optional
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas. Next, stir in melted coconut oil and honey. Add egg, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Add in oats and flour and mix until well combined. (Add any optional mix-ins like chocolate morsels. See notes for suggestions)
  • Spread mixture in a parchment lined 8x8 inch baking dish. Bake in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Once cooled, you have the option of melting the peanut butter and white chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 second at a time until soft. Then, placing it in a sandwich baggie and piping it over the top of the bars. Enjoy!


The possibilities for delicious add-ins for these banana bars are endless!  Dried fruit, coconut, chocolate, caramel, nuts and M&Ms will all work!
You can cut the bars in 9 or 16 squares depending on your preference. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
★ Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to give it a star rating below!


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg