These Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars are easy, healthy breakfast bars packed with fiber, protein and a delicious banana peanut butter flavor. Plus, these are vegan banana oatmeal bars too, made without eggs or dairy.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9-inch x 9-inch square pan with greased parchment paper. Set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mash banana - measure the amount in a measuring cup for precision and avoid a dry bar recipe. Add the remaining liquid ingredients: maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
Stir the liquid ingredients with a spatula to evenly combine, then fold in the rolled oats and flaxseed meal.
Stir until the batter is well combined and thick.
Transfer the bar batter into the pan and press evenly in the pan.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown and set on top.
Cool down 20 minutes in the pan, then lift out onto a chopping board and cool down completely before cutting into bars. You can pop the bar 1 hour in the fridge before cutting to firm up the bars.
Drizzle peanut butter on top of the bar before serving.
Store in an airtight container for up 4 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months and thaw at room temperature the day before.