This recipe comes from Bright Line Eater Karen, posted here with her permission. She shared this photo with a confession that she used a ruler to make sure they were perfectly divided. If you’ve been in BLE for any stretch of time I’m sure you can relate! 😉


Breakfast Oat Bars

  • Servings: Makes 6 Servings
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Grain Serving
  • 1 Fruit Serving
  • 1 Protein Serving


Fruit Serving

  • 6 large mashed bananas (overripe if possible)
  • Any additional fruit add-ins if you like to reach your full 6 oz per serving 🙂

Grain Serving

  • 6 oz steel cut oats (dry)

Protein Serving

  • 12 oz peanut butter or other nut butter (I recommends a crunchy variety to add more texture, or swap out some of the nut butter for nuts of choice)

Condiments & Spices

  • Cinnamon, pie spice, ginger, vanilla, etc. according to your flavor preferences


  1. Mix mashed bananas, peanut butter and spices together and stir in steel cut oats.
  2. Pour in 12×12 pan (I spray with coconut oil or line pan with parchment paper)
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or so (depends on the size of the bananas) until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool and then cut into 6 equal pieces. I cut one serving into 2 pieces to make it easier to store. I wrap in saran wrap and keep in the refrigerator or put in freezer bags and keep them in the freezer.
  5. Pull out the night before from the freezer and put in the refrigerator.

Note: it took me forever to find a 12×12 pan. Before that I baked in a 9×13 at 350 and adjusted the time, longer.

Recipe Source: Recipe by Karen, posted by Katie’s Bright Kitchen