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3-ingredient banana and oat cookie bars

For a really easy sweet snack, give these quick banana oat cookie bars a go. Made with mashed ripe bananas, oats and chopped nuts, they're the perfect on-the-go snack for busy days. We've put the shopping list together at the bottom of the page, too.

  1. Prep and mash

    Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a 21cm square tin with baking paper. Mash the banana with a fork in a large bowl.

    Prep and mash
  2. Mix it all together

    Stir in the oats and nuts until fully incorporated.

    Mix it all together
  3. Spoon in and bake

    Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down to flatten into an even later. Bake for 20 mins until just starting to turn golden and firm up.

    Spoon in and bake
  4. Slice into squares

    Remove from the oven and slice into 16 squares. Leave to cool fully before removing from the tin. Will keep in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

    Slice into squares
  5. Shopping list

    There are only 3 ingredients needed to make these tasty healthy cookie bars, and we've got the shopping list ready for you below.

    2 large bananas
    180g oats
    120g mixed nuts, roughly chopped

    Makes 16

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      5g 7%
    • Saturates

      1g 3%
    • Sugars

      3g 3%
    • Salt

      trace 0%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 11.8g Protein 3.1g Fibre 1.6g