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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars with a Peanut Butter Oat Streusel

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 bars

Description

When life hands you overripe bananas, bake up some Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars with a Peanut Butter Oat Streusel. Whew, that’s a mouthful! A delicious, chewy, chocolatey mouthful.


Ingredients

BREAD BATTER:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 medium ripe bananas)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

STREUSEL:

  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ x 2″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To make the bread batter: in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder and baking soda. Add the oat mixture to the ingredients in the stand mixer and beat on low to medium speed until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana and then 1 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Make the streusel: in a small bowl, stir the peanut butter, brown sugar and oats together with a fork until crumbly. Gently stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the bread batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan before cutting into bars.

Notes

In this recipe, peanut butter can be substituted with almond butter or cookie butter.

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