Kid-Approved Homemade Breakfast Bars

If your life is like mine, mornings are a mile a minute… or more! Getting the kids out the door & on the way to school can be pretty hectic!
I’ve been on the lookout for some quick, easy, healthy breakfast ideas that the kids can grab on the go! I played around with a few & this my kids’ absolute favorite!

  • 3 over-ripe bananas
  • 2 cups raw oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  •  1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in oats, vanilla, salt & coconut.
  4. Spread into an 8×8 parchment paper-lined pan.
  5. Bake for 25 min.

Done! That’s it! The kids LOVE them (and they’re very harsh critics of my cooking.) My husband couldn’t believe how delicious these are and kept asking if I was sure I didn’t add sugar.

The best part is you can tweak the recipe as much as you want. Raisins? Dates? Dried fruit? Almonds? Chia seeds? Why not? Go crazy!!!!

I like to whip up a batch while I’m making dinner or while the kids are in the bath and we’re ready to go for the next morning.

What mix-ins will you try?


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5 thoughts on “Kid-Approved Homemade Breakfast Bars

    • Claire Louise says:

      That’s exactly why I started making them. The kids like to grab something fast for breakfast before school & I wanted to cut down on sugar and processed foods – so we started making them and they were surprisingly easy!

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