Eat Race Win - baked banana bars

Updated: Mar 3

A recipe from Eat Race Win, the cookbook (p 315)

We all have them, brown bananas!

This recipe is probably the most flexible, fast and easy energy bar recipe on the planet. Really, it is.

If you have bananas and a mixed selection of grains, rolled oats, seeds and nuts - you can make endless variations of this bar.

They are perfect for training/racing, running or biking and as a snack for you or the kids.

Try the basic recipe or play around with the ingredients, it's basically impossible to do anything wrong - as long as you don't forget them in the oven.

On the day of baking they can be crunchy on the outside, depending on how dry/wet your mixture is, but once they go in the fridge they soften up. Alright, let's get to it.

Baked banana bars

use any cake or bread tin you like (I have used a 9-10 inch square cake tin)

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness,

Banana bar Ingredients:

  • 90 g (1 cup) rolled oats

  • 65 g (2/3 cups) Chopped nuts (walnuts/pecan etc.)

  • 30 g (1/4 cup) shredded coconut

  • 3 tbsp Chia seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamoon/cardamomme or Ginger

  • 1/4 tsp fine salt

  • 2 mashed banans

  • 125 g ( 2 generous tbsp) peanut butter

  • 50-75 ml (4-5 tbsp) of maple syrup

  • 45 g (1/4 cup) Dark chocolate chips (optional)

  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (optional)

If you add protein powder you might want to add 1/2 a banana more to the mixture - if itøs very firm and seem a little dry.


You can substitute or leave out

  • Rolled oats with any rolled grain

  • Nuts with any type of nuts or seeds

  • Peanut butter with any nut butter - it can be chunky.