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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

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If you love peanut butter and banana, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you that’s healthy and delicious! These Moist Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips are so incredibly flavorful, you’ll never believe they’re flourless and refined sugar-free! They’re oozing with moist banana flavor, creamy peanut butter goodness, and decadent chocolate chips in every single bite.

The secret ingredient? @nakednutrition peanut butter flour! Made from just real, roasted peanuts, this flour adds a delicious peanut butter taste and a boost of protein to our bars, making them a satisfying snack or post-workout treat.

Why You’ll Love Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

  • Easy Peasy Baking: No fancy ingredients or complicated steps here! These bars come together in just 15 minutes, making them perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you need a quick and yummy treat.
  • Flourless and Fantastic: These bars are naturally gluten-free because they don’t use any flour! They’re also a great option for those who are looking for a grain-free dessert.
  • No Refined Sugar? No Problem!: Sweetened with just maple syrup, these bars are a healthier alternative to traditional desserts without sacrificing any flavor.
  • Packed with Protein: Thanks to the magic of Naked Nutrition Peanut Butter Flour, these bars are loaded with protein, making them a satisfying snack or post-workout treat.
  • Kid-Approved Deliciousness: Kids go crazy for the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips.These bars are sure to be a lunchbox hit or a crowd-pleaser at after-school snacks.

Ingredients Needed To Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

How To Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

  1. Heat & Prep: Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C) and line or grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  2. Mash Bananas: Mash bananas until you have 1 cup.
  1. Wet Mix: Combine mashed banana, vanilla extract, egg, and maple syrup in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Dry Mix: Add peanut butter flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda to the banana mixture. Mix until combined.
  1. Chocolate Fun: Fold in chocolate chips.
  1. Bake It! Pour batter into the pan and bake for 20 minutes (toothpick test).
  1. Cool & Slice: Let cool completely in the dish before slicing and enjoying!

Variations & Substitutions

  • Nutty by Nature: Add chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, or peanuts for an extra textural crunch and a flavor boost.
  • Fruity Fun: Love dried fruit? Toss in some raisins, cranberries, or chopped dried cherries for a touch of sweetness and chewy texture.
  • Sweet Swaps: Don’t have maple syrup? No worries! You can substitute it with honey or agave nectar for a similar taste.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I store these bars?

Absolutely! These bars store well at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze the bars?

Yes, you can freeze these bars for up to 3 months! Just make sure they are completely cool before storing them in an airtight container.

Do I have to use @nakednutrition peanut butter flour?

Nope! You can swap regular all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour for the peanut butter flour. To get that peanut butter flavor, you could add 1 cup of peanut butter, although I personally haven’t tested this option.

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

Moist Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips. You guys have got to try these bars! They are so delicious you’ll never know they have no refined sugar, and are flourless.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Moist Peanut Butter Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 286kcal

Equipment

  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Parchment paper or nonstick baking spray
  • mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Fork for mashing bananas

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Naked Organic Peanut Butter Flour
  • 1 cup mashed bananas approx 2 large bananas
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a bowl, mash the bananas and measure to assure it’s 1 cup.
  • In another bowl, mix mashed banana, vanilla extract, egg, and maple syrup.
  • Add dry ingredients (peanut butter flour, cinnamon, kosher salt, baking soda) to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the bars are set.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy your Moist Peanut Butter Banana Bars!

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Notes

Variations:
  • Nut Variations: Add chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Fruit Variations: Add dried fruit like raisins or cranberries for added sweetness.
  • Sweetener Variations: Substitute maple syrup with honey or agave syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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