Weetabix Banana Snack Bars Recipe

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As part of the Weetabix Whole Fibre Challenge I have been trying to maintain my fibre intake but also try and take some shortcuts where fibre is concerned as I was finding it hard to find the time to have a proper breakfast – as is usually the case – and so I decided to make some banana snack bars to have on the walk to work or on the school run as a nice alternative to breakfast cereal bars.

If we have time we usually have Weetabix cereal simply with milk – and the children love the mini chocolate Weetabix too. These have ended up being one of our favourite recipes using Weetabix.

Banana Snack Bar Recipe
Banana Snack Bars

Why should I make Weetabix Banana Snack Bars?

Banana Snack Bars are a great way to use up overripe bananas and a real change to banana cake or banana muffins. They’re like a Weetabix flapjack recipe! Unlike the traditional banana bakes, these snack bars are full of fibre thanks to the wheat biscuits as well as dried fruit and protein making them a really good snack to fill up on, increase your energy levels and keep you going at any time of the day.

I have enjoyed these on long walks, after the gym and have even given them to the children as a pick me up straight after school. They really can be enjoyed in every situation and are a great alternative to cookies too and the kids love them.

Can you vary this recipe?

Although we use maple syrup for this recipe you could also use golden syrup or honey if you wanted too. The flapjacks would turn out just as good with just a slightly different flavour.

We also use margarine but you could use butter instead and the cranberries could be substituted for any dried berry or dried fruit that you have available. Desiccated coconut could also be a nice addition.

Banana Snack Bar Recipe
Banana Snack Bars

These Weetabix banana snack bars are a really lovely snack that the whole family can enjoy and they are so versatile too. They keep well for a few days in an airtight container and are a great addition to a lunch box or picnic hamper as well as for long journeys in the car.

Often it’s hard to find snacks that are nicely balanced for children but something that adults can enjoy too as part of a healthy diet and I think these banana snack bars really tick all the boxes.

The children love to help male them and really enjoy eating them too. We make them at least once a month and they really are loved by the whole family. We find ourselves leaving bananas just so we can bake with them afterwards!

If you’re looking for other banana recipes why not try our banana blueberry fairy cakes, nutty banana muffins or chocolate banana flapjack recipes? You can see all our overripe banana recipes here.

Here’s our easy, healthy Banana Weetabix Snack Bars Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g maple syrup
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 60 g Weetabix biscuits Approx 3
  • 60 g porridge oats
  • 1 medium egg
  • 40 g cranberries
  • 25 g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 ripe bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a baking tin
  • Heat the sugar, margarine and maple syrup until melted and combined.
  • Mash the bananas and egg together.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the banana mixture and stir well.
  • Stir in the syrup mixture.
  • Spread evenly into the baking tin and bake for 25 minutes until browned.

If you’d like to print or pin the Banana Snack Bars Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Banana Snack Bars

I decided to make some snack bars to have on the walk to work or on the school run.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients

  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g maple syrup
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 60 g Weetabix Approx 3
  • 60 g porridge oats
  • 1 medium egg
  • 40 g cranberries
  • 25 g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a baking tin
  • Heat the sugar, margarine and maple syrup until melted and combined.
  • Mash the bananas and egg together.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the banana mixture and stir well.
  • Stir in the syrup mixture.
  • Spread evenly into the baking tin and bake for 25 minutes until browned.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Banana Snack Bars

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