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vegan banana bars with chocolate chips cut into squares.

Vegan Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips


  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These vegan banana bars with chocolate chips are oil-free and made with whole-wheat flour.  The mashed banana keeps the banana bars moist while also lending a good amount of natural sweetness to these wholesome bars.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup (235 g) mashed overripe banana (about 2 large or 2 1/2 medium bananas)
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (130 g) whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (62 g) dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C).  Lightly grease or line an 8x8 glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas really well, make sure to have 1 cup.  If you don’t have 1 cup of mashed banana it can be topped off with unsweetened applesauce.
  3. Mix the sugar into the mashed banana.
  4. Then whisk in the milk and vanilla extract.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together.
  7. Transfer the banana mixture to the prepared pan, and spread it out so it reaches the corners and its level.
  8. Then bake for 20-24 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted in the middle and comes out clean.

Notes

You can top off the 1 cup of mashed banana with applesauce.

I haven’t tested it, but all-purpose flour should work in place of whole wheat flour.

Raw cane sugar can be substituted for a 1-to-1 ratio for granulated white sugar.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan banana bars with chocolate chips, vegan banana squares