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Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Breakfast? Dessert? Snack? Sometimes a food is so nice you'll want it at every meal: these banana chocolate chip bars include plenty of chocolate goodness while being just the right amount of sweet.

This is a picture of a hand holding up a piece of banana chocolate chip cake. There's fluffy light brown cake with pieces of melted chocolate chips scattered inside.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Depending on where you grew up, banana bread might be among the first things you learned to bake. Bananas getting too ripe? Mash 'em up and give them new life!

This ain't your grandma's banana bread, though. In fact, as you can see from the title, it isn't banana bread at all. These are banana chocolate chip bars.

But what's a bar?

This is a picture of banana chocolate chip cake. There's a tin 9 x 9 pan filled with golden bread and faint pieces of chocolate chips. It is cut into 9 slices.

Everything's a bar... if you cut it right. These might end up becoming banana chocolate chip squares, circles, stars, or just a big ol' loaf. The point is: they're darn tasty, any way you slice it.

You may not be a fan of bananas, but I'd still challenge you to taste these bars and tell me you don't want to take another bite.

Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

Adding something to that batter you just finished whipping up? There's a good chance it'll be chocolate chips. I'd reckon they're just about the most popular baking ingredient to mix in.

Here, chocolate chips take center stage. But make no mistake: these bars aren't just a vehicle for your favorite chocolate morsels. The whole recipe is a great balance of texture and flavor.

This is a picture of a hand holding up a piece of banana chocolate chip cake. There's fluffy light brown cake with pieces of melted chocolate chips scattered inside.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars Ingredients

Here's what goes into making these delicious bars:

  • bananas (preferably ripe)
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • coconut oil (melted)
  • baking soda
  • whole wheat flour
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • chocolate chips

Not too bad, right? I bet you don't have to pick up too much from the store to have these cooking in no time.

How to Make Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

Here's the cooking process, which is pretty straightforward stuff:

Prep

  • Get eggs out of the fridge before starting this recipe so they can get to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel and place the bananas in a large bowl.
  • Use a fork to mash the bananas well.
  • Add the wet ingredients (honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil) to the large bowl with the mashed bananas.
  • Use a hand mixer or standing mixer and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix only until everything is combined (don’t overmix!)
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray a 9x9 baking dish really well with cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish.

Bake

  • Bake for 25-30 mins (until middle is cooked through).
  • Best served right after baking! Enjoy.
This is a picture of banana chocolate chip cake. There's a tin 9 x 9 pan filled with golden bread and faint pieces of chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

This is a picture of a hand holding up a piece of banana chocolate chip cake. There's fluffy light brown cake with pieces of melted chocolate chips scattered inside.
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5 from 4 votes

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Breakfast? Dessert? Snack? Sometimes a food is so nice you'll want it at every meal: these banana chocolate chip bars include plenty of chocolate goodness while being just the right amount of sweet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana chococlate chip bars, banana chocolate chip, healthy banana bread
Servings: 9
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • 9x9 baking dish
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Get eggs out of the fridge before starting this recipe so they can get to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel and place the bananas in a large bowl.
  • Use a fork to mash the bananas well.
  • Add the wet ingredients (honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil) to the large bowl with the mashed bananas.
  • Use a hand mixer or standing mixer and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix only until everything is combined (don’t overmix!)
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray a 9x9 baking dish really well with cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 mins (until middle is cooked through).
  • Best served right after baking! Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.6g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 21.1g | Saturated Fat: 14.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 41.3mg | Sodium: 16.9mg | Potassium: 165.9mg | Fiber: 7.3g | Sugar: 33.4g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 10.7mg | Iron: 1.7mg

How to Store Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

I store these bars in a sealed container. I also like to keep them in the fridge, as they taste great when cooled down as well as warm, but this isn't necessary.

This is a picture of a hand holding up a piece of banana chocolate chip cake. There's fluffy light brown cake with pieces of melted chocolate chips scattered inside.

Healthy Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

Here's the nutrition breakdown for each bar: 413 kcal; 54.6g carbs; 4.5g protein; 21.1g fat.

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Recipe Rating




Jordyn

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Very yummy recipe & pairs well with a warm cup of coffee! I added some chopped walnuts for some extra crunch! I will be making this again and including in my meal plans!! Try this out!

Kelly Glines

Friday 25th of February 2022

This recipe was so moist and delicious! I made them as muffins and used about half the honey. I will definitely make these again!!

Lauren Wadsworth

Thursday 24th of February 2022

These bars are very easy to make and came out so yummy!