The Most Delicious Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

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Banana, oats and chocolate are a classic combination. Here they are combined together in a bar form packed with balanced energy to get you through the morning. Choose chia or flax seeds to add extra fibre and nutrients to your bars!


    375 g / 3 cups all purpose flour
    2 g / 1 tsp baking soda
    1 g /1/4 tsp salt
    112 g / 1/2 cup Crystal Margarine
    380 g / 2 cups brown sugar
    4 large eggs
    10 ml / 2 tsp vanilla extract
    4 Bananas, mashed
    310 g / 2 cup rolled oats, regular or quick cooking
    20 g / 2 tbsp chia or flax seeds (optional)
    220 g / 1 cup chocolate chips
    8 g / 2 tsp Cinnamon
    1 g / 1/2 tsp Nutmeg


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Line an 10” × 15” baking pan with parchment and Crystal Margarine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, chocolate chips, seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
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  5. In a large bowl, cream together the Crystal margarine, bananas, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract for approximately 3 minutes.
  6. Fold in the dry mixture, just until combined.
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  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, using a spatula to smooth it into an even layer. Sprinkle the top with some extra oats, seeds and chocolate chips.
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  10. Bake the bars for 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bars comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
  11. Allow the pan to cool completely, then cut into serving size bars, approximately 18 large bars can be cut from the tray.
  12. Serve them immediately or wrap them individually and store in the freezer, pulling bars to defrost overnight so they are ready to go out the door in the morning.


  • If you can’t find chia seeds, use flax, sesame or even cooked quinoa. It adds moisture, fibre, protein and a lot of essential vitamins.

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