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Oat Bars

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Healthy snacks eluding you? Look no further! With simple ingredients, only 15 minutes prep time, and minimal clean up, these oat bars make an easy and delicious, fiber-rich snack you can take with you the...


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Nutrition Facts


274 cals


13 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


37 g


17 g


4 g


8 g


198 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-12-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the banana. Add the remaining ingredients: oats, peanut butter, cranberries, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Press the dough on the bottom of the pan so it is about a ¼-inch thick.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, until it has dried enough to not be so sticky and has a little golden color around the edges. The dough will firm as it cools.
  5. Remove from the oven. Cut into 12 bars. Leave to cool completely in the dish. When firm remove from the dish and store in an airtight tin.

Chef Tips

1 bar = 1 serving, so a little goes a long way.

You can incorporate different nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans) to add to the bars’ texture.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society