Breakfast/ Recipes

double banana chocolate chip breakfast bars

I finally baked a healthy cookie. And I think I shall call it a breakfast bar to celebrate—it’s vegan after all. And contains oats, mashed banana, banana chips, chocolate chips and love. Lots of love.

These things are good.

I actually can’t stop picking at them. So far, I’ve eaten all the edges off of all the end pieces. If you ever have baked with banana chips you know that upon baking, they get all chewy and almost caramelized. It’s sorta like banana heaven, if I do say so myself.

These bars are the perfect thing to bake for your vegan friends. Or, they’re the perfect thing to bake for yourself because, although they may taste like a jumbo loaded oatmeal cookie, they are on the healthy side of the spectrum.

And you know what that means!

You can eat two.

I’ll be honest, I usually bake vegan treats when I’m out of butter and too lazy to go to the store. But that really wasn’t the case with these!

I baked these very intentionally because my friend Cindy (remember our Chinese food adventures?) brought them to one of our bible studies last Fall before she moved to Cambodia to save the world. I remembered them being delicious and remembered I still had the recipe that she emailed me last September in my inbox. I made a few modifications and there ya go!

And you know what? I didn’t even miss the butter.

Don’t worry—you’ll get plenty of that later this week. Who do you think I am, anyway?

Double Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

makes about 12 bars

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 very ripe banana

1/3 cup canola oil

2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

3/4 cup flour

2/3 cup chopped banana chips

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 cups quick cooking oats

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork and then add the canola oil and brown sugar. Mix well until there are no sugar lumps left.

In another (smaller) bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats. Mix into wet ingredients and add banana chips and chocolate chips.

Pat batter down into a greased square 8-inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until edges are golden. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Time:

40 minutes

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  • Molly
    April 4, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I always snatch the edge pieces (and better yet the corner pieces) up before anyone else can!

    • Amber K
      April 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      We would get along well, I hate the outside pieces! πŸ™‚

  • jessica @ how sweet
    April 4, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Now THIS is breakfast!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    April 4, 2011 at 5:22 am

    These sound divine!! And I’m pretty sure I have all the ingredients sitting in my kitchen too… hmmmm…. I know what I’m doing after work today!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    April 4, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Definitely my kind of breakfast! Those look divine- banana bread + cookie
    + breakfast all in one πŸ™‚

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 4, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Jenna, these look awesome! It’s like a granola bar + blondie, baked into one!

    I make nobake vegan granola/energy bars and use banana as my “glue”. As well as Peanut Butter, and maple syrup. πŸ™‚

    I love that you put choc chips in these. And edge pieces rock, too. As long as there is a gooey center!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    April 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

    These sound fantastic!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam
    April 4, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I always feed the edge pieces to my husband in a selfish effort to get to the center pieces.

  • Dee
    April 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

    oh my yum! another one i have bookmarked to make once I am able to move out of my parents’ home.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

    i have to say, i’ve always been a little scared of vegan treats, but all the ones i’ve had/made are delicious! definitely takes a little more thought and time, but still worth the effort. i still need to make your chocolate tofu pudding…it looked and sounds amazing!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    April 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Yum, yum, yum!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    April 4, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I just love the whole concept of the breakfast bar! I’ll take any excuse to eat a “cookie” for breakfast πŸ˜‰

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    April 4, 2011 at 5:46 am

    These look great. And no butter? Bonus.

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    April 4, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I’ve never baked with banana chips but now I need to immediately!

  • Cait's Plate
    April 4, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Oh my gosh Jenna these look SO delicious. I love the banana for butter substitute, I’ve used this in the past and things still taste just as good. But I agree, everyone once in a while a girl just needs a little butter πŸ™‚

  • Jane
    April 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Yum!! Is there any good substitue for banana chips? I’m living in Kenya and they haven’t heard of chocolate chips here, let along banana chips!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    April 4, 2011 at 6:02 am

    These look delicious! I love banana chips, but can’t keep them in the house bc I devour them in no time flat πŸ™‚

    • Stacy @ Say It With Sprouts
      April 10, 2011 at 1:51 am

      Haha! That’s so funny, Annie, I’m EXACTLY the same way! How are they SO good?!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 4, 2011 at 6:04 am

    This looks amazing. Love all the chocolatey goodness with the wholesomeness of the oats and bananas. Def. going to try this πŸ˜‰ Thanks Jenna!

  • Errign
    April 4, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Um, yum. I mean, my two eggs over easy & fruit were good this morning, but I wish I had these!

  • Mary & Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    April 4, 2011 at 6:04 am

    looks GREAT!!!! cant wait to try

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    April 4, 2011 at 6:13 am

    These look delicious — I actually try to not bake very much lately since I find myself eating the entire pan or at least picking all around it. Now I take it to work and give them away (then I get to bake more!)

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    April 4, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I’ve never baked with banana chips before. I should try it

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    April 4, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Yay, I like me some healthy ‘breakfast bars’. Sometimes breakfast can get so bland, but these are anything but. Love the banana chocolate combo. Have you ever made frozen chocolate covered banana pops? SO GOOD!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    April 4, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I am visiting a friend who’s Vegan in a couple of weeks and these sound like the perfect treats for her (and me)!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    April 4, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I am visiting a friend who’s Vegan this weekend and these sound like the perfect treat for her (and me)!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged
    April 4, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Love the idea! Do you think this could be adapted to use steel cut oats – perhaps if I soaked them a bit beforehand?

  • katie
    April 4, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Now these look so good! Almond butter smeared on top perhaps too ; )

    Loving these easy and yummy recipes you create!!

  • Maria
    April 4, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I am always looking for banana recipes. Love these bars!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    April 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Anything with bananas, bread and chocolate-chips – that’s my usual baking repertoire. And picking off edges – yes…right till the whole thing is “Accidentally” gone of course.

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    April 4, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Mmm breakfast bars with chocolate sound like heaven to me! πŸ™‚

  • lesley
    April 4, 2011 at 7:08 am

    These look SO good. I’m going to have to make these soon! Oh, I made your pizza balls last week and posted about them on my blog today. I linked up to your recipe, hope you don’t mind! They were fantastic!!

  • kristina@beancakes
    April 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

    oooh, DOUBLE banana, these sound delish! i’ve gotta go make these πŸ˜‰

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    April 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

    These kind of sound too good to be true. Or at least too good for Monday. Jenna, let me now pronounce my love for you πŸ™‚

  • Michelle | gold-hearted girl
    April 4, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Those look divine. I could eat those as breakfast, a snack, or dessert! Yum, good combo.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble)
    April 4, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Bananas and chocolate are a match made in foodie heaven. A breakfast bar is a great idea! I will definitely be making these πŸ™‚

    xo

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    April 4, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Those look delicious. I can’t have treats like that around my apartment because I’ll pick at it all day long and by the time theday is done….half the pan is gone.

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles
    April 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Oooh those look good. I love any kind of bars with oats. Yummy!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    April 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Ohh – these sound fantastic – and any cookie that lands in the healthy spectrum is my friend!! haha I love the idea of using the banana chips!!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I’ve rather quickly transitioned into vegan baking, and I absolutely love it! I feel like it has more flavor? My husband would adore these… Hm…

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

    that chocolate looks so gooey and delicious, I am definitely making these! πŸ™‚

  • Moni'sMeals
    April 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

    yes! this is what I have been looking for, no more banana bread in my kitchen.

  • Amanda
    April 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    These look SO good! I wish I could reach through my computer screen! I will most definitely have to make these soon! πŸ™‚

  • Helena
    April 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Healthy AND chocolate? I’m in!

  • Mary (what's cookin' with mary)
    April 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

    These sound great jenna. I’ve never baked my banana bread with banana chips, but I must admit I am interested in how they change texturally.

  • Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude
    April 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    awwwwwwwww YUM. Oh dang that looks so delicious. They are certainly in my future. πŸ™‚

  • Angie
    April 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I have a lot of oatmeal! And I am not the biggest fan, but these look delicious. I’ll have to make them this weekend!

  • Jesse
    April 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

    i have all these ingredients in my house at all times, thank goodness!

  • Euniece[innerpeacehealthytreats&runningfeet]
    April 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

    oh wow these look delicious! and i love that they are breakfast bars and include chocolate! just the way i like to start my day : )

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    April 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Lol, I nibble off the end pieces too!

    Shhh, don’t tell anyone;-)

  • Ruth
    April 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Oh these look wonderful. Perhaps with a glass of milk…..or is that wrong because they’re vegan???

  • Jenny @ Frost Bites
    April 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Trying your recipe today. Looks yummy and healthy plus I have bananas that need to be used. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julie (Food & Other Things)
    April 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

    These look delicious, I love a breakfast bar that includes chocolate!

  • Lisa D
    April 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Hey Jenna – these look DELISH! Do you have to use quick cooking oats or will Old Fashioned work as well?

    • jenna
      April 4, 2011 at 11:55 am

      I recommend using quick cooking but you can try old fashioned—shouldn’t make too much of a difference! πŸ™‚

  • Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise
    April 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Awesome! Perfect timing too because I finally made the commitment to go vegan this weekend ( for my birthday ) Aloha!!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    April 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

    You know, I LOVE banana chips, but have never baked with them!

  • Jamie
    April 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Those bars look fabulous…can’t wait to whip up a batch πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    April 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I cannot believe i’ve never baked with banana chips before. I’d had them in granola and by the handful, but never baked in. Looks delicious as always Jenna!

  • fortycloves
    April 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    My kids are pretty fussy when it comes to breakfast (not the cold cereal types)They are going to go crazy for these…can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    April 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Banana + chocolate is becoming my favorite combination!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef
    April 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    oh my goodness! these look fabulous πŸ™‚ i love everything banana.

  • Amelia
    April 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Oooo…banana and chocolate is just about my favorite combo (throw in some peanut butter and it can only get better!). A good friend will be getting a batch and hopefully I can resist the urge to eat before I deliver. Hmmm…maybe I’ll make two batches! πŸ˜‰

  • Riley
    April 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Yummy! Banana + Chocolate = Bliss!!! I think that this calls for some baking this weekend! πŸ˜€

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    April 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The best part about these is the simplicity! They look easy.

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    April 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    P.S. . . . The blurred Quaker cylinder is magical.

    • jenna
      April 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      bahahaha πŸ˜‰

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    April 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Gahhh soo gooodd!! I love anything with ripe banana in it. Even better if it has chocolate chips!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday)
    April 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    YUM I LOVE vegan treats! Thanks for the recipe, can you make any more vegan recipes for us vegan fans of ELR?

  • Kati @ Living Well
    April 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Why must you keep coming up with these treats of wonderfulness?? Adding it to the “to make from Jenna’s blog list” πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea
    April 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Just made these — they look great and smell delish! My brothers keep circling through the kitchen, waiting for me to cut into them. πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    April 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Wow! Those look “to die for!!” Can’t wait to make them. BTW…loving my Elvis Granola!
    Thanks for all the recipes, Jenna:)

  • bev
    April 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I made them tonight…….. devine !!!!

  • Abbey
    April 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Seriously, it is uncanny how your wavelengths meet mine. I was staring at some Quaker breakfast bars today at Target and I thought, “I can surely make something more delicious.” And here you are to save the day. It’s not the first time. Thank you for not knowing me yet reading my mind. :~)

  • Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free
    April 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I will definitely have to make these this weekend – the fiance will appreciate a new breakfast treat before heading off to culinary school at 7am each morning!

  • Baking Serendipity
    April 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I love when healthy cookies (with chocolate) are involved in my breakfast! This recipe looks awesome πŸ™‚

  • Dominique
    April 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I just made these…I had to. It was one of “those” types of Mondays and baking always puts me in a better mood and as soon as I saw title, I had to make them–even though I didn’t have quick-cooking oats or banana chips.

    I think my pan is 9×9″ square because mine look thinner than yours and they baked in about 21 minutes. I also added chia seeds and psyllium husks (to up the ante) but also added some milk (oops, no longer vegan) because I used old fashioned rolled oats. They still taste great but tomorrow I’m getting quick-cooking oats and banana chips to make these the right way πŸ™‚

  • Kristi
    April 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’m going to make these when I get home in the morning. They sound delicious!

  • Vanessa @ Project Zen
    April 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Looks great and inexpensive to make! (hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!)

    I might be giving these as gifts. I love baking anything edible and gifts for loved ones!

  • Kristin
    April 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Hey Jenna, wanted to comment and see if anyone else is having this issue: when i visit your site, the most recent posting is still about the banana oat bars, but if i click your site on my iphone (for example), there is another post listed more recent than this one. this happens a lot, and then all of a sudden several of your posts will show up at once. does that make sense? so tomorrow i might still only see the banana oat bars post, then tomorrow night i will visit your site and see 3 more updated posts even though i’ve been to your site since the time they were technically posted.
    phew, that was wordy.
    but, how weird?!

    • JennieM
      April 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      I get the same thing….

      • cristin g
        April 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        me too..but its only when i go on my mac – if i use a windows computer it seems to be updating normally.

    • Sydney
      April 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      same here!! I read in my google reader & they’re all showing up there, but I randomly headed over to the site today & this was the most recent post πŸ™

      • Arlene
        April 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

        Same thing has been happening for me too. Weird. Also, on a Mac.

  • Laura @FoodSnobSTL
    April 5, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I LOVE the idea of adding the banana chips! I can’t wait to make these.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    April 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Making these right now! they’re in the oven as i type this. Will let you know how they turn out:):)

  • Jenn
    April 6, 2011 at 6:57 am

    These were AWESOME!! I made them last night, and I wanted to eat the whole pan! Yes, I controlled myself, but it was hard:)
    thanks again for the recipe, Jenna!

  • Christina
    April 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    These look so amazing. I only have steel cut oats right now, can I use those instead of the quick-cooking ones?

    • jenna
      April 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      no…steel cut oats won’t cook properly in the bars. You really need either quick cooking or old fashioned oats!

  • Ann
    April 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I made these for a potluck I went to today, and they were a huge hit! I subbed shredded coconut and flaxseed for the banana chips, and a chopped chocolate bar instead of chips (couldn’t find vegan dark chocolate chips here) and they were incredible. I’ll be making these again for sure!

    I’ve been reading you for years and your recipes are one of the reasons I decided to start a blog, to keep track of everything I’ve tried and loved!

  • Courtney
    April 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    These look great! And I love bananas, we always have them around… I’ll just hide the last one from my husband so it’ll get super ripe and I can actually make these little breakfast bar treats.

  • Lisa O
    April 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I cooked these last night, my husband has been bugging me to make him something good for morning/afternoon tea and these were perfect! I substituted chopped walnuts for the banana chips as we didn’t have any and they were so good!

    Thanks for your creativity, the salted pecan bars look fantastic, i think they’ll be next!

    Lisa

  • Lori Delgado
    April 7, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Hi Jenna πŸ™‚ I made these today and they are GREAT!!! I used old fashioned oats and whole wheat pastry flour. Also, didn’t have banana chips so I used toasted chopped walnuts. They turned out so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  • stephanie
    April 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I made these too and they are fantastic!!! I cant stop eating them and my 22 month old loves to snack on them too! So easy to make, thanks for the great recipe!!

  • Kristen
    April 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I made these yesterday and they are DELICIOUS! Like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies combined with banana bread. I’m five months pregnant and they make a great snack…me and my little one thank you, Jenna! πŸ™‚

  • Stacey
    April 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I just took these out of the oven 10 minutes ago and already can’t keep my hands errr fork out of them. I ended up throwing in a tablespoon of PB for kicks and they are fabulous! I was just looking through my google reader and realized that out of the last 20 items I’ve starred, 15 are from your blog. Love it!

  • Christina
    April 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    These were amazing! Thanks! Next time I’m going to put walnuts in them, and perhaps a bit of peanut butter πŸ™‚

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    May 2, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I made these last night and they were great! I used half chocolate chips, half peanut butter chips.

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    June 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Anyone know how many calories are in these?

  • Sana
    June 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Looks like everyone loves these! Awesome job Jenna!

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    June 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I made these this weekend and they are delicious!!! This was my first vegan baking experience! I will be making these again!

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    June 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I just made these today and I love them!!!! They are so delicious and satisfying. I’ve had them bookmarked for awhile and I’m glad I finally took the plunge. They seem pretty much perfect to me right now. Plus, they are the perfect snack for me to bring to school! (I am a teacher.) The only thing I changed was adding more chocolate chips…which is always a good thing!! Thank you!

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  • Maddison
    July 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’m 14 and my mom cant have dairy πŸ™ so when i found these i just had to make them! even with out her permision! oopps!:)

  • Meredth
    August 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Can I use gluten free flour ans sweetend or unsweetened banana chips?

    • Ruth Kopelman
      December 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      I have the same question — sweetened or unsweetened ? Recipe sounds great & so many rave reviews I think might be great to try! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    September 30, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I just made these this morning before work, because, you know, I have priorities.

    I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I threw in mini peanut butter cups instead. They are amazing, thanks for the great recipe! πŸ™‚

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  • Kim
    October 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I made these twice this week! My boyfriend and I love them!!

  • Carolyn
    November 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    These are by far my favorite! I fell in love with them and share them with others! I remain amazed as to how long they keep you full! Thank you!!!!

  • April
    November 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I made these tonight. I had some issues. They came out, looked fine, and I waited until they were cool to cut them into bars… but when I did… Only about 4 actually stayed in bar form, the rest crumbled and I decided to store it as granola for my yogurt. What did I do wrong? I did everything your recipe said to do… maybe I didn’t mix and pat down well enough for it to stick?

    ah well… still good.

  • April
    November 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    did anyone else have this same issue or know how i can prevent this next time? thanks..

  • Caroline Leigh
    December 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i have made these bars a few times now. making them tonight to bring to pot luck brunch tomorrow at work. LOVE THEM SO MUCH

  • LadyZ
    January 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    These looked delicious in your pictures, so I couldn’t wait to make them. πŸ™‚ However, my spin on this recipe isn’t quite true vegan (I added a dollop of greek yogurt) and the bars ended up way too sweet. I kept amount of brown sugar the same, but tweaked a couple of ingredients. Next time I think I will omit the brown sugar. I added three very ripe bananas, 2 Tbls grapeseed oil, a handful of blueberries and walnuts, chia seeds, and 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, omitting the canola oil. I also substituted in whole wheat four, but kept everything else the same, to include cooing time. Delicious, but rich.

  • Megan
    February 12, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Made these a few days ago. I added 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 3 bananas instead and put a layer of melted chocolate over them, instead of in them.
    They are delicious! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Eileen
    May 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Loved these, but the second time I made them I modified them quite a bit to better fit my style of breakfast. I thought I would share in case anyone was interested.

    -I use 2-3 bananas
    -NO sugar
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    -I often add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the banana and oil mixture.
    -I use old fashioned oats
    -Bake for 15 minutes in a greased pan, until the edges are only just barely turning golden.

  • Sarah
    May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    LOVED the inspiration… I modified to be gluten free, using gluten free flour/oats. I used 2 bananas, 1/2 cup more oats, almonds instead of banana chips, and butterscotch chips instead of choco! FREAKING AMAZING!

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    September 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Chocolate chips actually are not vegan. For a vegan substitute, try carob chips.

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    October 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Can you replace the canola oil with butter?

    • jenna
      October 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      I have not tried that variation so I cannot guarantee the outcome. I bet it would though — try melted and cooled butter.

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  • Hannah
    April 9, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I was very skeptical of these in spite of the great reviews because it seemed like a health food trying to be a dessert, you know? Well I was totally wrong. I love them. I used 1 cup of quick oats and 3/4 cup old fashioned because I ran out of quick oats. They were great!

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  • Ashley
    August 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Just made a batch of these guys for our camping trip tomorrow! They smell heavenly (can’t wait to sample them when they cool off). Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Mary
    August 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Great recipe! I’ve made these three times recently, and my teenage athletes love them. I skip the banana chips and added an extra banana once. They turned out wonderfully. Last time I made them, the kids asked me to double the recipe.

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  • Connie G
    April 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    i had 3 bananas smushed before I realized most recipes
    Called for 1 or 2. I added extra oatmeal & flour.

    It still turned out great!
    Banana taste little strong
    With 3!

  • Katherine
    May 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Have you everbmade these into cookies?