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Double Chocolate Banana Bread Oat Bars {vegan and gluten free}

Double Chocolate Banana Bread Bars -- healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! Best served warm with a sprinkle of sea salt on top.
Course Bars, Bread, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Snack, Vegan
Keyword chocolate banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 93 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 medium to large ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup honey (agave nectar or maple syrup if vegan)
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • For chocolate drizzle:
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To make oat flour: Place oats into blender or food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes until oatmeal resembles flour. You may need to stop blender and stir oats a couple of times to ensure that all oats have been blended. 
  3. Transfer oat flour medium bowl; whisk in cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  4. Place bananas, vanilla, and honey into blender; blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add to oat flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly with rubber spatula. Bake for 15 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Cool 10-15 minutes on wire rack.
  6. Prepare drizzle by adding 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 seconds intervals until chocolate is melted; stir well to combine then drizzle over the top of bars. Cut bars into 16 squares and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Bars can be frozen. Simply bake, cool, cut; store in ziploc bag. Reheat individually for 30 seconds in microwave.

Make sure you read all ingredients and nutrition info to ensure recipe is gluten free/vegan, if that is what you desire.

Fold in 1/4 cup coconut flakes or extra chocolate chips for an even sweeter treat!

Bars are best served warm and extra ripe bananas are best to use in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Banana Bread Oat Bars {vegan and gluten free}
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.4g5%
Carbohydrates 17.9g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9.5g11%
Protein 1.4g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.