Healthy Banana Protein Bar Recipe

Healthy Banana Protein Bar Recipe

These banana protein bars taste amazing and are super easy to make (check out the video above!). They make the perfect pre or post work-out snack, or for just in-between meals! You can even freeze them too.


Maxitone Banana Bars


Banana Protein Bars


  • 80g (1 cup) oats*
  • 90g (~3 scoops) protein or meal replacement powder**
  • 70g (1/4 cup) fat-free cream cheese
  • 55g (1/2 cup) skimmed milk powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) water
  • 1.5 mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp rapeseed (vegetable) oil


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 165 degrees C / 325 degrees F
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, protein powder and milk powder
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the cream cheese, egg whites, water, bananas and oil
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients
  5. Pour into a greased 8" by 8" or 9" by 9" baking tray (or line with baking paper)
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked (a tooth-pick should come out clean)
  7. Allow to completely cool before slicing into 9 pieces.. wrap each bar in cling film or foil


*To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.

**Nutrient values may vary depending on the protein powder used. I used a meal replacement protein powder which has more carbs and less protein than regular whey protein; if regular whey protein is used then the nutrient values will be: 128 calories, 14g carbs, 12g protein, 3g fat per bar.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 138

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3 g


Total Carbohydrates 18 g


Protein 9 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*Samples of the product mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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  1. Emma
    April 27, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Made these last weekend for the first time…delicious! Thanks for the fab recipe nic!

    • Nics Nutrition
      April 27, 2013 / 10:58 am

      Thanks Emma! So glad you liked them 🙂

  2. Nicole Butterworth
    May 9, 2013 / 10:31 am

    I made these earlier in the week and they are jam packed with protein and keep fresh in the fridge, the boyfriend enjoys them after a gym workout too! Thanks

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 9, 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Aw that’s great to hear! Thanks for your comment Nicole. They really are super easy to make aren’t they! Nic x

  3. Aisling
    May 26, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Hi Nic,

    I made the bars and they were fab although i added skimmed milk instead of skimmed milk powder – where does one get this – is it in the Health food shops ? ( Im in Dublin so i tried Tesco) the texture was really moist! Is the right? Very quick and easy to make! Thank you!

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 27, 2013 / 9:00 am

      Hey! The texture was probably moist because of the milk – but if it tasted good and held together then great! You can get skimmed milk powder from any supermarket.. one of the most well known brands is marvel but you can get own brand! Let me know if you find it 🙂 x

  4. chris
    June 17, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    i like to grate and sqeeze 1 orange into my protein bread, find i dont need to add any sweetner at all.

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 24, 2013 / 12:32 pm

      Great tip! I don’t actually add sweetener to this recipe but adding orange would really Zest things up!! Thanks for your comment 🙂 x

  5. laura
    May 14, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Hi there really keen to try these, just wondering if it would work with quest chocolate protein powder as thats what I have a huge tub off. Also if I wanted to swap the oil for coconut oil would that work?

    • May 19, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      Hello! Yes both should work 🙂 Let me know how it goes!! xx

  6. Tom
    June 18, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Made them, eat them, love them 🙂
    Were delicious, thank you. Easy and super fast. Keep it coming.

  7. Frankee
    April 21, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    Hi Nic, can I ask why skimmed milk powder specifically? What is it replacing in a regular recipe? (Sorry if a silly question!)

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