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Peanut Butter Banana Bars
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4.80 from 10 votes

Peanut Butter Banana Bars

These healthy & scrumptious Peanut Butter Banana Bars are loaded with bragging flavors of peanut butter, banana, chocolate chunks and shredded coconut, if you wish!  Vegan, Sugar-free & Gluten-Free Options available!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: banana, breakfast, chocolate, coconut, gluten free, healthy bars, healthy snack, peanut butter, snack, vegan
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana 2- 3 bananas
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or butter coconut oil for vegan option
  • ¼ cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • cup sugar or sugar-free substitute like Lakanto Monkfruit sugar
  • 1 egg or ¼ cup applesauce for vegan option
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice non-dairy for vegan option
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup all purpose white whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup chocolate chunks or chips or whatever add-ins you prefer use vegan chocolate for vegan option, sugar-free chocolate for sugar-free option
  • ½ cup shredded coconut optional, use unsweetened for sugar-free option

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Use parchment paper for easy removal, but not necessary, if you do not have it. Set aside.
  • Mash ripe bananas with a fork in small bowl and then measure them out to be sure you have 1 cup exactly.
  • Add oil, sugar, egg/applesauce, milk of choice, vanilla and peanut butter and whisk together.
  • In another bowl mix all dry ingredients together and whisk together to remove any lumps.
  • Slowly add all the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix using a spatula or spoon. Do not over mix!
  • Fold in the chocolate chunks, coconut or whatever add-ins you wish, by not overmixing.
  • Add mixture to prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for about 18 - 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick before pulling out. Let it cool before cutting and serving. Cut into 9 or 12 squares.

Notes

Bars will not cut as evenly with the coconut included, but don't let that hold you back!  So yum!!

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg