Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

chocolate chip banana bars made with almond flour

I whipped these bars up a few days ago. I had a single overripe banana that I didn't know what to do with. After perusing some almond flour recipes on the Internet, I came up with this recipe. The best thing about it is how quick and easy it is. The second best thing is how "not-so-bad-for-you" they are. Besides the banana and chocolate chips, the only added sugar is just two tablespoons of maple syrup. They also don't have any added butter or oil. Plus, they are wheat-free, gluten-free and grain-free. I suppose these are even considered Paleo. The next time you have a lonely banana that nobody wants to eat, look no further!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
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chocolate chip banana bars made with almond flour


1 large ripe banana
2 eggs
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8"x 8" square pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla and stir well. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the almond flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips evenly on top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, watching carefully that the bottom of the bars don't get too brown.


  1. YUMM! Made these this weekend and they are amazing!

  2. No idea if this will turn out well or not, but I substituted a cup of unbleached flour and a quarter cup of whole wheat flour for the almond, as I had a bad reaction to the almond last time I cooked with it....hopefully it works out, I had a banana to use up ;-) Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hi Tracey, sorry the almond flour didn't work out for you! It is kind of tricky substituting for almond flour, so I'm not sure if the regular flour will work, but let me know if it does! Curious to see how subs would work for this recipe.