nutella filled banana bread bars

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made with fruit, whole grains, and nutella,

these nutella filled banna bread bars make a delicious after school snack you can feel good about


banana bread nutella filled bars

I’m not sure exactly what goes on during my kids’ school day.


banana bread nutella filled bars


Maybe, they are running marathons

Training for the Olympics  perhaps

Battling zombies, who knows

or maybe…

quite possibly, they just are not eating their lunches, this scenario probably makes the most sense

either way, they come home


like they haven’t seen food in days starving

eat a dozen bananas and a pint of yogurt starving

demolish a bag of tortillas chips in less than a minute starving

I’m sure you get the idea

If I’m not prepared with snacks, they will eat anything they can find, and the junkier the better. They are teens after all.

These  banana bread bars are full of good stuff like fruit and grains, but all they see is the nutella. I get to feel good about their snack, and they get to think they are getting one over on me.

Total win win; the kids are fed and happy, and that helps them to conquer the horrors of common core math homework.

banana bread fruit and grain bars filled with nutella

banana bread nutella filled bars


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold, cut into tbsp, size pieces
  • 2 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 3/4 cup nutella


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • combine the flours, brown sugar, and salt
  • cut int the butter - until you have small pea size crumbles
  • stir in the mashed banana
  • divide the dough in half
  • press half of the dough into a well greased 13x9 baking dish
  • spread the dough with nutella
  • sprinkle on the remaining dough, and press down lighlty
  • bake 35 - 40 minutes
  • cool and then cut into bars




banana bread grain bars with nutella filling


snacks from friends –

honey whole wheat banana bread – something swanky

oatmeal cake – taste and tell

smore’s cookies – buns in my oven

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