Recipe: Coconut Banana Protein Bar (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)


Jun 02
Recipe: Coconut Banana Protein Bar (Paleo, SCD, GAPS), banana bar

When we went grain-free, I had to come up with some delicious snacks that my son would love. This Coconut Banana Protein Bar has become a staple in our house!

It was really important to me that he not feel deprived when seeing all the other kids eating snacks from cool packages.

I started to make these banana pancakes for him which he ate with relish for years. After a while it became too labor intensive and I came up with this recipe that we use now and love!

Coconut Banana Protein Bar

It’s hard to compete with expert marketers when it comes to food targeted at kids. We know that the packaging and marketing is much more important to food industry producers than the actual safety and nutritional value of the food.

Clearly, all the cereals and snacks packages are aimed at getting children to ask for it.

When you are cooking at home, it’s important to make the food taste good so your kids are happy with your packed food and snacks.

This savory/sweet snack bar fits the bill! In order to be compliant with the SCD and GAPS diets, you need to use well spotted bananas. I always kept several bunches of bananas on hand at various levels of ripeness for eating and cooking.

If you are not on these diets you can use bananas that are not as ripe, however, the really ripe bananas make it sweeter. There is no need to add any sweetener when using ripe bananas!

The collagen peptides add important amino acids that help balance out the nutrient profile of this recipe. Collagen is critically important for healing support of the intestinal lining. It is also fantastic for beautiful skin and hair, your joints and all the mucous membranes in the body.

I like to add collagen peptides to many of my baked items.

Between the eggs, the bananas and the collagen peptides, there is plenty of great nutrition in a portable snack bar!

It’s less time consuming than the pancakes and also, very good!

Leave a comment and let me know how your kids love it!

I get my collagen peptides here.


Recipe: Coconut Banana Protein Bar (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)

Recipe: Coconut Banana Protein Bar (Paleo, SCD, GAPS), banana bar
  • Author: Dr. Jill
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 38 minutes
  • Total Time: 53 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x



  1. Prepare the pan with a piece of parchment paper to line the bottom and grease with coconut oil very well on both sides the bottom and around the perimeter of the pan
  2. Preheat oven to 325º F
  3. Peel and place all the bananas in the food processor and process until smooth
  4. Add the eggs and coconut oil and process to mix
  5. Add the collagen peptides, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and coconut flour and mix
  6. If the consistency is not firm, add a little coconut flour at a time (one tsp at a time) or wait a few minutes until some of the liquid is absorbed
  7. Pour the batter into the pan and shake a little to even it out
  8. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top
  9. With a spatula go around the perimeter and pull the batter away form the side (this helps it to not stick)
  10. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until slightly browned on top
  11. Let cool in the pan and cut 9 bars with a pizza wheel, remove and let further cool on a rake
  12. Serve or wrap in wax paper and freeze for a quick snack
  13. These will keep in the refrigerator for one week, freezer for months


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