Penny’s Banana Cereal Bars

Banana Snack Bars

Banana Snack BarsPreviously based in Exeter, Penny set up her recipe website to create a collection of easy and low cost recipes, for busy families on a budget.

Celebrity chefs may produce wonderful meals, but they are often not practical for day to day cooking where people have full schedules. But rather than leaving people to resort to ready meals and processed foods, Penny’s Recipes encourages people to cook from scratch with seasonal, low cost ingredients in easy to prepare recipes. There are also some suggested Meal Plans – 7 family meals on a £30 budget.

After you have made them, do please take time to comment on the Penny’s Recipes website, to let her know how you liked them, and any variations you made in the recipe. I hope to be bringing some more cereal bar recipes to this website soon, but in the meantime do share any cereal bar recipes that you use.

Makes 12 bars

Banana Breakfast Cereal Bar Recipe


  • 25g / 1oz butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 50g / 1.75oz brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 150g / 5oz porridge oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 50g / 1.75oz desiccated coconut
  • 3 teaspoons mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseed)
  • 50g/ 1.75oz sultanas
  • 75g/2.2oz chopped nuts of your choice (pecan, hazelnut, almond)

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. Prepare a baking tin (15cm x 25cm or simialr area) by greasing it with butter or lining it with baking parchment
  3. Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and melt over a low heat
  4. Mash the banana to a pulp and stir into the melted mixture
  5. Add the oats, cinnamon, coconut, seeds, sultanas and nuts and mix thoroughly
  6. Spoon the mixture into the baking tin, ensuring it is evenly spread
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  8. Cut into portions in the baking tin
  9. Leave to cool then turn out into a cooling rack

Store for up to a week in an air tight container.

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