Healthy Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips

These healthy banana bars are a delicious banana recipe, made Paleo friendly and gluten-free with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. You’ll absolutely love these easy and healthy banana bars for breakfast or dessert! 

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

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Healthy Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips (Paleo/Gluten-Free)

Happy Tasty Tuesday everyone! Today I’m excited to share a new recipe creation with you all that is perfect for either breakfast or dessert – Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bars. These healthy banana bars are made with simple ingredients including bananas, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate chips, and delicious cashew butter.

Throughout my recent Whole30 journey one of my favorite flavor pairings was bananas and cashew butter. Cashew butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter and it tastes amazing in baked goods. And because I’m now allowed to eat dark chocolate again, I knew I wanted to combine all three flavors together and create something delicious.

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Enter in – Healthy Banana Bars. These delicious bars have just the right amount of sweetness with the bananas, cashew butter, and dark chocolate, while still keeping it on the healthier side, replacing added sugar with applesauce and using coconut flour instead of regular flour to keep it gluten-free and Paleo. They’re also perfectly soft and chewy with a similar consistency to blondies.

And good news – these banana bars work perfectly for eating at breakfast or for dessert and totally hit the spot when you’re craving a healthy but yummy banana recipe!

 

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Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Healthy Banana Bars

These banana bars are super easy to make and you don’t even have to dirty up a ton of dishes. Simply combine all your wet ingredients in a bowl, mix in your flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir in your dark chocolate chips.

Next, transfer over your batter to a 7×11 Glass Baking Dish sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with parchment paper, and bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.

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After your banana bars are finished baking let them cool for 10 minutes and then drizzle them with some melted cashew butter to really add the “OMG these look amazing” effect.

I mean, just look at the photos below and tell me you don’t want these delicious and healthy banana bars ASAP. Cause I know I do! šŸ˜‰

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

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Healthy Banana Bars (Paleo/Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Paleo, Healthy, Gluten-free

Description

These healthy banana bars are a delicious banana recipe, made Paleo friendly and gluten-free with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. You’ll absolutely love these easy and healthy banana bars for breakfast or dessert! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 23 bananas)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter, plus 1 tbsp (divided) *
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened or sweetened depending on preference)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 7″ x 11″ glass baking dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs,1/4 cup of cashew butter, stirring until creamy.
  • Add in the applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until blended.
  • Stir in the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until fully combined.
  • Fold in the dark chocolate chips and transfer the combined mixture to the glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the top and edges are lightly browned.
  • Once the bars are fully baked, remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  • While the banana bars are cooling, melt 1-2 tbsp of cashew butter in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it reaches a creamy,drizzle consistency.
  • Drizzle cashew butter on top of the banana bars and cut into squares for serving.

Notes

  • If desired, you can substitute cashew butter with any nut butter or nut-free butter of your choice, if desired. (Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, or Peanut Butter if not Paleo)
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 3- 4 days. You can also freeze leftover banana bars in a freezer safe bag.

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Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert


Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Healthy Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips and Cashew Butter, and will give these delicious and healthy banana bars a try the next time you’re craving a yummy banana breakfast treat or dessert! Do you love bananas and chocolate chips together too? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Looking for a yummy and healthy banana recipe? Try my healthy banana bars made with bananas, coconut flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips. These banana chocolate chip bars are super delicious and take less than 30 minutes to make! #bananabars #bananarecipe #paleo #glutenfree #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

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10 Comments

  1. Nadine wrote:

    These sound so amazing! I need to make them one weekend as a treat for the family. I think even Zoe can get behind these.

    Posted 2.6.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Yes- the kids loved them and didn’t even realize what they were eating was healthier. (Total win-win lol)

      Posted 2.15.20 Reply
  2. Sierra wrote:

    I never thought about doing banana bars. These look delicious and I’m sure we would all love these. Pinning this for later! Sierra Beautifully Candid

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They’re such a yummy and healthy treat! I love the combination of cashew butter and bananas! Thanks for pinning šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.20 Reply