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Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars

Have a bunch of nearly ruined bananas?  You’ve got to try my Healthy Banana Bread Bars recipe!  It’s dairy free and has no added sugar. 

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

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Our family is on team banana.  I buy a big bunch every time I got to the store.  I know I’ll eat most of them, but I purposely let some get those pretty looking spots on them for recipes.  Some of them I’ll freeze for smoothies like my Healthy Banana Pudding Smoothie or Green Detox Smoothie.   Others I’ll wait until they are just about ready to spoil to make muffins, cookies or no bake bites.  Every once in a while I buy way too many and end up with a whole bunch that’s about to go bad.  This Healthy Banana Bars recipe comes from those moments.  It uses no short than FIVE bananas that are on their last leg.

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Healthy Banana Bread Bars

My Healthy Banana Bars recipe is super simple to throw together.  It uses pantry staples like whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla.   I also used eggs and coconut oil to get the right consistency.

I did add a nice portion of chocolate chips, but other than that there is no added sugar.  The bananas sweetness speaks for themselves.  The longer you let your bananas sit, the sweeter they get!

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

Once you mix up the batter you pour it onto a study sheet pan.  These Healthy Banana Bread Bars cook up quickly.

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

You can then cut them in either bites, squares or bars.

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

They have the perfect consistency and are a great snack!  They aren’t uber sweet either… just enough to hit that sweet tooth without it being too much.  They taste delightful bars of rich banana bread that’s actually pretty good for you.

If you do like a sweeter version, you can use a half cup of flour less and replace that with a half cup of coconut sugar.  It’s up to you how healthy you want to go with this!

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

Either way these bars are the perfect way to use that extra bunch of bananas.  It gives them a whole new life.

Healthy Banana Bread Bars

Just don’t be surprised if you start buying extras just for them to purposefully almost spoil for this recipe!

Enjoy.

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Healthy Banana Bread Bars
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Healthy Banana Bread Bars

These healthy banana bread bars are healthy with no added sugar (other than the chocolate chips!) and whole wheat flour. They are packed with 5 bananas and cooked on a sheet pan!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 5 bananas very ripe!
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 15x10.5 cookie sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Mash the bananas and then mix in the coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract and eggs.  Mix until well combined.  I used an electric mixer.

  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the banana mixture while still stirring.  Mix until well combined.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Pour the batter onto the cookie sheet.

  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  8.  Cut into squares to serve. Store in the fridge.
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By | 2018-06-28T14:10:49+00:00 March 19th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. kevin July 18, 2018 at 2:55 am - Reply

    It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing such an healthy recipe! I have bookmarked your article for future references and i will definitely try this soon.

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law March 20, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Banana baked goods are always a favourite in our house – and when chocolate is added to the mix? They tend to disappear even faster!

    These look delicious!

  3. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy March 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    These look absolutely delicious! I”ll definitely be making these once my bananas ripen 🙂

  4. Ramona March 19, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I’m not the biggest banana dessert fun but this one definitely calls for action it sounds amazing and I like the fact that does not need any sugar. Will definitely save it on my to-do list.

  5. heather @Lunging Through Life March 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    These look amazing. Since I’m on team no sugar right now, they are making me drool, ha. I just don’t have 5 bananas that are ripe at the moment! But when that moment happens…

  6. melve March 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! Perfect I have 10 pcs of banana right now. I didn’t think of this before. Thank you for sharing your recipe Julie.

  7. Amanda Wren-Grimwood March 19, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I love the fact that you didn’t need to add any sugar. What a perfect treat! can’t wait to make these soon.

  8. Deborah Brooks March 19, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I love this no sugar added version. WE are huge banana bread fans over here

  9. Erinn March 19, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Holy yum! No way these are healthy 😉

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real March 19, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Now I have a reason to not freeze some bananas. Yum!!

  11. Beth Ann Chiles March 19, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    OH YUM. That deserved caps. I am very picky about my bananas and usually have a ton in the freezer that are too ripe for my liking so this is another great recipe to use for those . Thanks for a healthy option.

  12. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-Ups March 19, 2018 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I have totally bought extra banana because I was craving banana bread and wanted some extras that “needed to be used up.” Looks delicious!

  13. Wendy March 19, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    You had me at banana and chocolate! They go together so well! Yum!

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