Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

These bars are gluten-free, high in protein, delicious, and so easy to make!

Original recipe makes 1 8-inch pan


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup mashed banana
2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (such as Muscletech Whey Protein Plus®)
1/2 cup peanut butter, slightly melted
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
1/4 cup brewed sweet and spicy black tea (such as Good Earth® Sweet&Spicy®
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut, or to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Mix oats, banana, protein powder, peanut butter, cranberries, 1/2 cup coconut, almonds, tea, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl; spread into prepared pan. Top with 1/4 cup coconut.
  3. Bake bars until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool until they set completely, at least 15 minutes.


Calories: 139 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Fat: 6.3 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 10.5 g
Sodium: 68 mg