Banana Raisin Bars

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"This is a recipe my daughter makes often. She found this in a cookbook called Recipes for Kids."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (125.7 g)
  • Calories 387.2
  • Total Fat - 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.2 mg
  • Sodium - 95 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.5 g
  • Sugars - 22 g
  • Protein - 9 g
  • Calcium - 53.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the butter in a medium pan with the maple syrup and melt over a gentle heat.

Step 2

Stir in raisins and remove from heat.

Step 3

Add the bananas and mix well.

Step 4

Add the oats and stir until all the oats have been coated.

Step 5

Spoon the mixture onto an 11 x 7 inch non-stick jelly roll pan and level the surface with a potato masher for ease.

Step 6

Bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes until the top is just beginning to turn a pale golden.

Step 7

The mixture will seem somewhat soft.

Step 8

Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.

Step 9

Remove from pan and allow cooling completely. (If you like the bars to be a bit dryer, leave them out uncovered for a day.)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Now.... these are going to have a different review than I usually do. So let me explain a little ~ I followed the recipe as written although I used sugar free maple syrup as my DD & her boyfriend prefer healthier options, DH is diabetic, DS is watching his weight. Seeing that I do not like oats these did not have much of a chance with me from the Well I made these and everyone had a taste and agreed they were very nice. I put them in a container and there they sat for a few hours (which is unusual here). Later last night DD asked what I used in them - WELL....when everyone found out there was no sugar as such in them, they were demolished and disappeared before my eyes! Even after they were gone they were looking for more to take to work this morning! I think it was a healthier type snack for everyone and they loved having something a little different that tasted so good! With all that being said ~ I have been asked to make them again, so I guess with this case/review ~ "The proof of the pie was in the eating" ... or Banana Raisin Bars in this case!"..... lol As for me..... These we really good but...... I still hate oats!


review by:
(3 Feb 2018)


A great recipe to make when there is no sugar and no flour in the house and you want to make a treat to be enjoyed. We enjoyed this simple recipe and it is also very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(6 Oct 2014)