Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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These Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars are perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert alternative. They are full of banana and chocolate, a perfect match. They are ready in 30 minutes.

Banana Chocolate Chip  Bars
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Why Make These Banana Chocolate Chip Bars.

These Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars are perfect for using up spotty bananas! I don’t know about you, but we always have a few lying around at the end of the week.

These bars are similar in texture to banana bread, soft and fluffy. However rather than slices, it’s bars with a crispier topping. I want to compare it to brownies. It’s a hybrid of banana bread and brownies!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are a bit healthy enough to have a bar or two for breakfast.

They only takes a few ingredients to whip up.

Allergy and diet friendly. These bars are dairy free.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Spotty bananas. You will need 1 cup. Which is about 3 bananas, since they vary in size, you may end up with a little more or a little less. Try to get as close to 1 cup as you can for the best texture. Bananas bring moisture to the mix so too much or too little can mess up this recipe.

Coconut oil is what we will be using for the fat added to this recipe. You can opt to use butter, however coconut oil will keep this recipe dairy free. You will want to melt your coconut oil a bit so it mixes in well.

Peanut Butter. I added some chunky peanut butter to this recipe for extra flavor and texture.

Milk. I used unsweetened almond milk. You can use any milk you prefer. Note that if you opt for coconut milk, you will have a slight coconut taste to the bars.

One egg. So the bars stick together and rise a little.

How To Make This Recipe

Step one and step two for Banana Chocolate Chip  Bars.

Step 1. Mash the bananas in a medium bowl and add in the liquid ingredients. Whisk lightly together. In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Whisk it together.

Step 2. Slowly add the dry mix to the wet mix and then add in chocolate chips.

A close photo of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

FAQs And Expert Tips

I have a peanut allergy, can i use another nut butter?

Yes, I suggest cashew butter, almond or sunflower butter for the best results.

Can I use frozen banana for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bars?

Yes, but let the banana thaw out first in a bowl. Discard any leftover liquid in the bowl before mashing and adding the banana.

Are these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bars dairy free?

Yes, these are dairy free!

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Peanut butter chocolate chip banana bars.
5 from 13 votes

Peanut Butter Banana Bars

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert alternative. They are ready in 30 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana , 2- 3 bananas
  • 3 tbs melted coconut oil
  • cup sugar , *
  • 1 egg , *
  • 2 tbs plant based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter , *

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mash up ripe bananas with a fork in small bowl. Make sure you measure them out to be sure you have 1 cup exactly for this recipe. Mix in the oil, sugar, egg, milk, vanilla and peanunt butter with a whisk, whisk gently.
  • In another bowl mix all dry ingredients together with a clean whisk. Slowly add all the wet ingredients to dry ingredients using a spatuala or wooden spoon. Do not over mix! Fold in the choclate chips and nuts if you choose to use nuts.
  • Add mixture to a gresed 8×8 pan. Bake for about 16 – 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick before pulling out. Let it cool before cutting and serving. Cut into 9 or 12 squares.

Notes

*coconut or white sugar works perfectly. 
*Try to have your egg close to room temp to avoid clumping with the coconut oil
*You may sub any nut butter of your liking. I prefer a chunky nut butter for texture but that’s up to you! 

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 129
Keyword: chocolate chip banana bars, dairy free
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  1. I’ve made these 3 times in the last month & EVERYONE raves about these including myself everytime! The recipe is very simple & i don’t feel as guilty eating these since they are healthier. You won’t be disappointed baking these, i promise you!

    1. I am so thrilled to hear that – we love this recipe too, especially with extra peanut butter.

      1. 5 stars
        So perfect…I had exactly three spotty bananas to use up! I use brown sugar, oat milk, garbanzo bean flour, and 2 eggs instead of one (I had 2 left in the carton and it just felt weird to leave one egg) and it turned out so delicious! I also added walnuts because walnuts in baked goods are soooo good. I used a smaller, deeper pan than suggested so I had to increase the baking time. I love how versatile this recipe is and how you can use whatever sugar/milk/flour you prefer. ALSO banana/peanut butter/chocolate/walnut is one of my FAVORITE flavor combos ever. Thanks Bailey!!!

        1. Hi Kelsey!
          This makes me so happy to hear – Love that you added some different items to it and YES walnuts are a great crunchy texture for this recipe. Thank you for taking the time to come back and write a review!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Bailey! Just made these today for the family. We ate the whole pan already. Really delicious and love that there isn’t too much flour.

  3. 5 stars
    Can I just say the penaut butter addition in these is genius. I used chunky as suggested- BOMB!

  4. 5 stars
    These are fire!made for my boyfriend and he demolished the whole pan.

  5. 5 stars
    HOLY SHIT BALLS! These were so good. I made them twice in one day and both batches are gone. That chunky peanut butter is basically crack inside these bars!! Thanks Bailey.

  6. 5 stars
    I used a vegan chia egg and they came out great. Super fluffy and lots of flavor.