Up Your Energy With These Oatmeal Bars

Oat bars
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If there’s one thing we believe in, it’s snacks. Never underestimate the power that an energy bar can have when your sugar levels are low. Most energy bars in the store are filled with ingredients that are not so great, so here is how to make your own.


  • 4 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 1 ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup nut butter (can be substituted for your choice of oil) 
  • 1 ⅔ cup ground almonds
  • 8 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips / flaked coconut / chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Peel the bananas and place them in a small bowl, then use a fork to mash until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Add the nut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, ground almonds, and oats to the same bowl.
  4. Mix well, adding a tiny splash of milk if it’s looking too dry.
  5. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes to allow the oats to soak. 
  6. Transfer the mixture into a baking tin lined with greased baking paper. 
  7. Scatter over the chocolate chips, coconut, or chopped nuts and press them down into the batter.
  8. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.