Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars: Perfect Snack For Children

We have been busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen this afternoon making these sweet and gooey Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars. My daughter loves any opportunity to put on her apron and get her wooden spoon to 'help' mix a bunch of ingredient together, One of her favourite parts of baking together has to be getting to lick the spoon but I'm sure that's a favourite part for most people. 

These Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars are one of the simplest baking recipes that we can whip up in a matter of minutes, they are such a great way to use over ripe bananas to avoid them going to waste. Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, an afternoon snack to curb those sugar cravings or ideal sweet treat after dinner. Anytime of the day really. But as you know we have been really trying to make better choices when it comes to our food and being on the slimming world plan is really helping. However we are really missing chocolate, so these are great to eat for a chocolate fix and only 1.5 syns per bar how can I resist? 

You will need some bar moulds to cook these Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars, you can pick one of these from a Supermarket or Amazon. With the silicone moulds you are able to achieve a perfect breakfast bar. Just add porridge oats, nuts, almonds, dried fruits, honey, etc. The possibilities are endless so you can enjoy experimenting. This recipe is for 12 cake breakfast bars which equates to 2 days worth of Healthy Extra B or you can syn them if you prefer. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of making these Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars, if you like it, why not pin for a baking day.


2 very ripe banana, mashed.
2 medium eggs, beaten.
80g Oats ( 2 days of Healthy Extra B)
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
25g milk cooking chocolate (4 squares) 
Fry light spray


1. Preheat oven to 180°c/Gas Mark 5, spray your bar moulds with low calorie spray and set aside. 

2. In a medium size bowl, mash the bananas until smooth, leaving a few small chunk if you'd prefer. Add the beaten eggs, oats and cinnamon and mix until fully combined. 

3. Chop the chocolate into small chunks and stir into the mixture. If the mixture seems too wet, then add a tablespoon of oats syn accordingly. 

4. Using a tablespoon scoop one level of the mixture into each mould. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate on top of each mould. 

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden, Remove from the oven, let your oat bars cook for a few minutes before eating. Store the leftovers in a tin or storage box and eat within three days. 

6. If you would like top with a spoonful of yoghurt, a couple of whole berries and a drizzle of honey, just try and experiment with flavours just remember to syn accordingly. 

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  1. I am a big fan of oat bars and these look amazing! Yummm!


  2. They sound quite nice! Never had an oat bar #KCACOLS

  3. I do like a good oat bar, these look delicious! #kcacols

  4. Banana and chocolate go toggether so well, these look delicious, not just for kids! #KCACOLS

  5. My youngest teen loves baking, so I've bookmarked this recipe for her. Thanks so much for sharing x


  6. These sound absolutely lovely! And I love the fact that they are gluten free too! #KCACOLS

  7. Oooh. These look a great packed lunch idea. Pinning for later #KCACOLS

  8. These look really good! We normally make chocolate banana bread when we have bananas to use up, but will have to give this a go next time instead! x #KCACOLS

  9. They look absolutely delicious! I will certainly give them a try with my two daughters #KCACOLS

  10. Oh delicious! These are so easy to make as well.

  11. I’m always looking for recipes for after school snacks - going to try making these this week and off to pin also! Thank you x

  12. Such a simple but delicious recipe. We always have over-ripe bananas and apart from banana bread I struggle what to do with them!

  13. We always seem to have overripe bananas needing to be used up. This sounds like the perfect recipe to save them from the bin!