Breakfast On The Go Or Healthy Snacking!

These quinoa peanut butter banana bars are packed with healthy ingredients and perfect for breakfast on the go or snacking you can feel good about!

Quinoa peanut butter banana bar recipe

The type of peanut butter you use will determine the bars consistency. All-natural peanut butter (shown here) will make the bars airy and light, while a regular peanut butter will create a denser, heavier bar. If you're using regular peanut butter (with sugar added), consider cutting back or omitting the brown sugar.

Quinoa peanut butter banana bars recipe


  • 2 cups prepared quinoa, room temperature
  • 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons quick oats
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 large, ripe banana
  • Chia seeds for the top if desired


  1. Spray a 6 x 8-inch pan with sides very lightly with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper). Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together well.
  2. Place mixture into the prepared pan, packing it down and smoothing it out on top with a spoon or silicon spatula. Sprinkle chia seeds on top and press into the top. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Cut into bars and serve.

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Comments on "Quinoa peanut butter banana bar recipe"

KMain February 25, 2014 | 12:10 PM

I don't know if I made this incorrectly or what happened, but mine turned out more like a thick rice pudding consistency. Definitely not bars! Seems like a pretty straightforward recipe so I'm not sure where I went wrong. Still, my husband loved it warmed up a bit in the morning for his breakfast!

John Easterbrook September 30, 2013 | 11:32 PM

Made this tonight. Using quinoa in this way seems pretty inventive to me, as I usually just use quinoa as a rice substitute for dinner meals. I didn't add any sugar, but did add Nutella to the mix. It tastes excellent. For those of you that need nutritional information - just read the side of your containers and add it up. You're probably going to vary the recipe anyway to your taste.

Jazz September 12, 2013 | 12:59 PM

Hi - I believe this is categorized incorreclty - (I know I'm picky!) The ingredients are not low carb. Thanks!

Suki August 17, 2013 | 10:28 PM

It would be extremely helpful if you would post the nutrition information with your recipes.

yolanda walker August 07, 2013 | 5:39 AM

this is a great recipe and I'm looking forward to make it. I really needed something nutritional that I can grab and go. Please forward the nutrition information, i'm tracking calories on myfitnesspal.

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