Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

I'm in love with these Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars.
You'll be making them for your weekly meal prep!

healthy peanut butter banana bars

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I've got a good one for you today!

I've made two batches and I'm currently eating one as I type.  I haven't even mentioned how easy they are.  Long story short, you guys have been asking for healthy, slightly sweet bites to get you through your days without giving you much guilt.

This one is for you!

healthy peanut butter banana bars

Whether you're working outside of the home, stay at home or just work from home {like me!} these bars will come in handy.

Do you meal prep on Sunday?

I'm trying to get better at it - really trying - this week I made my energy balls and my 2-ingredient everything bagels.  Pretty good for the gal who rarely does much! When I do make time for it, I find my week goes just a bit better.  Plus, my kids love it, as they reap the benefits when the cupboards and fridge is fill.

Under-appreciated work, I tell ya.

healthy peanut butter banana bars

I was recently sent a container of PBfit, which I've used many times before - in smoothies and as a dip - and I just knew I wanted to incorporate this peanut butter powder into a bar.

There are just three ingredients - peanuts, coconut palm sugar and salt.  That's it!  If you're watching your fat intake {or counting weight watcher points} PBfit will stretch more than regular full fat peanut butter {not shaming that stuff - still love it dearly}.  Feel free to order some for yourself HERE.

If not, just swap in 3 tablespoons of regular creamy peanut butter - but note the nutritional value will shift.

healthy peanut butter banana bars

These bars are also filled with oats, flaxseed, an egg, mashed bananas, a little pure maple syrup and cinnamon.  Plus, a few mini chocolate chips for good measure.  They are completely optional, but they make the bar in my opinion.

If you are looking for a "cake-like" bar, these aren't it.  They are more chewy, wet and moist {sorry!} and taste great straight out of the fridge.  

In fact, I recommend keeping them cold in the fridge.  Let's be honest, they won't last long.  My kids snatched them up real quick out of the fridge after school.

health peanut butter banana bars

You've gotta put these on your "list to make soon".  And hey, want to throw in some dried cranberries?  Go for it.  Eliminate the mini chocolate chips?  You won't hurt my feelings.  Keep the batter the same, and they always work out.

I can't wait to hear what you think of these!

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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars


Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars
Yield: 9
Author:
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 25 M
These chewy, soft bars are the perfect sweet treat without the guilt. Just a tad of natural sweetness from the banana and maple syrup with healthy fillers of oats and ground flaxseed to complete the bar.

ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 t ground flaxseed
  • 3 T PBfit peanut butter powder
  • 2 1/2 T water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

instructions:

How to cook Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, with the edges left long for easier lifting once baked.
  3. In a bowl mash the bananas.
  4. Add in the next 10 ingredients stirring to combine.
  5. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into the lined baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool, then store in the fridge.

NOTES:

These make a dense, wet-style bar, they keep best in the fridge! If you cannot find or do not have PBfit on hand, real peanut butter can be substituted in the amount of 3 tablespoons.

PBfit:

Calories
139.54
Fat (grams)
3.46
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.21
Carbs (grams)
24.23
Fiber (grams)
3.14
Net carbs
21.09
Sugar (grams)
12.29
Protein (grams)
4.05
Sodium (milligrams)
359.92
Cholesterol (grams)
20.67
If you choose to use real peanut butter please note these nutritional values will have to be adjusted accordingly.

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