Banana Oat Protein Bars - nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free

These cheap and easy Protein Bars are the perfect snack for kids' lunch boxes. They are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. Packed with protein from Sunflower Seed Butter and Organic Old-Fashioned Oats, plus potassium from Bananas. Throw in dark chocolate chips for antioxidant protection that your kids will love.


  • 1 15-oz can Chickpeas
  • 2/3 c Plant-based Milk (I used homemade Organic Oat Milk)
  • 3 small ripe Bananas
  • 2/3 Sunflower Seed Butter (or nut butter if no allergies)
  • 1/4 c Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 c Organic Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 c Dark Chocolate Dairy-Free Chips plus more for sprinkling on top


  1. Line 9x9 square baking pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. In food processor, process chickpeas, milks, banana, sunflower seed butter, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Transfer to large bowl and stir in organic oats. Add in dark chocolate chip and scoop into baking pan. Level with spatula.
  4. Sprinkle on more dark chocolate chips and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and move to cutting board to cool. Cut into 12 squares.


Makes 12 mouthwatering protein bars.