Chunky Monkey Oat Bars

Full of walnuts, chocolate chunks and bananas, you’re bound to love these naturally sweetened bars! Make a batch over the weekend, and eat them as a sweet snack all week long.

Ingredients for servings

    Chunky Monkey Oat Bars

  • 2 large eggs

  • 0.5 cup peanut butter

  • 0.25 cup puréed or finely chopped pitted dates

  • 1 medium banana mashed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup rolled oats certified gluten-free if necessary

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 0.25 teaspoon salt

  • 0.5 cup dark chocolate chunks or mini morsels certified gluten-free if necessary

  • 0.25 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Line an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick foil or parchment paper.

  • Combine eggs, peanut butter, dates, banana and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine until well blended. Stir in oats, baking powder and salt. Fold in chocolate chunks and nuts.

  • Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake 18–20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; lift up foil or parchment, and cool on wire rack. Cut into 10 bars.

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