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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars offer all there is to love about a moist slice of banana bead in a grab-n-go bar. Gluten free, made with wholesome ingredients, and perfect for weekday breakfasts or snacks.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 175kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 8x8" or 9x9" baking pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (from 3 to 4 brown specked bananas)
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (sub peanut or cashew butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Line an 8x8" or 9x9" baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place bananas in a large bowl and use a potato masher or fork to throughly mash until the bananas are pureed. Add almond butter, eggs, and maple syrup; whisk to combine.
  • Add almond flour, oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; stir to combine. Fold in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish; smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and chopped walnuts overtop.
  • For 8x8" baking dish, bake for 32 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. For 9x9" baking dish, bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
    Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Slice into 16 bars.
    *Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. (The bars get even better and more moist as they sit!)

Notes

*Nutrition facts calculated using Lily's brand of chocolate chips.
To Serve: These bars are delicious spread with extra nut butter or a dollop of full-fat yogurt.
To Store: Once the bars fully cool, store them in an airtight container lined with paper towels at room temperature for up to 5 days.
To Freeze: Freeze leftover bars in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g