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.
Servings: 16 bars
1 Mixing Bowl
8×8″ or 9×9″ baking pan
- 1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana (from 3 to 4 brown specked bananas)
- ½ cup creamy almond butter (sub peanut or cashew butter)
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup oat flour
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks, divided
- ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350º F. Line an 8×8″ or 9×9″ 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 ¾ cup of the chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish; smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips and chopped walnuts overtop.
For 8×8″ baking dish, bake for 32 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. For 9×9″ 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.
NutritionServing: 1bar | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g