Stage 8 - Peanut Butter Banana Protein Bar Snacks

As you transition into Stage 8 of the post-surgery meal plan (1 year and beyond after surgery) and you are able to tolerate more foods, try out this recipe!

Servings 8 servings (1 serving = 1/8 of recipe or ~2-inch square)



  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup natural (old-fashioned) peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plain protein powder
  • cooking spray



  • Pour the oats into a large bowl.
  • Place the bananas in a large plastic bag and mash with your hands.
  • Add the banana, peanut butter, and protein powder to the oats and mix.
  • Spray a pan with cooking spray, spread out the mixture, pat it down, and bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. Note that it will harden once out of oven.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares. Refrigerate.


Calories: 291 | Total Protein: 6g | Total Carbs: 47g | Total Fat: 2g

Source: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery