No Bake Peanut Butter Banana Protein Bars

These tasty little protein bars are perfect for a quick breakfast or healthy snack. If you prefer dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cherries, etc.) just swap out the chocolate chips!


  • 1/2 C. peanut butter (I like chunky)
  • 1/4 C. maple syrup
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 C. rolled oats
  • 1/2 C. vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 C. flaked coconut (I use unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbls. flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 C. chocolate chips


  • Lightly spray a square 8×8 inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In large, microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup and mashed banana.  Microwave to soften and combine ingredients well, about a minute or so.
  • In separate bowl, combine oats, protein powder, coconut, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add oat mixture to peanut butter mixture and stir well to combine.  If it is a little dry add a couple tablespoons of water until it comes together.  Stir in chocolate chips.  If you want the chocolate chips melted a bit you can add them with the oats. (I did half and half)
  • Press mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate until firm.
  • Once firm remove from refrigerator and remove from pan.  Slice into bars.
  • Store room temperature or refrigerated.