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Flourless Banana Bread Bars


  • Author: Amanda @ Running with Spoons
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size ripe bananas (200 g or 1 cup mashed)
  • 1/4 cup (64 g) almond butter*
  • 2 tbsp (40 g) honey
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp (14 g) ground flaxseed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • optional: 3 Tbsp (30 g) dairy-free chocolate chips, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and prepare an 8 x 8 (20 x 20 cm) baking pan by lining it with a sheet of parchment paper, leaving a few inches of overhang on the sides to allow for easy removal. Set aside.
  2. Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a high-speed blender or food processor in the order listed, and process on high until the batter becomes smooth and creamy, taking care to scrape down the sides if necessary.
  3. Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan, using a spatula to distribute it evenly. Bake for 20 – 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the bars from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. If you want to add the melted chocolate topping, place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish, and nuke them in 30 second intervals until they’re completely melted. Then, pour the chocolate over the bars and use a spoon or spatula to spread it around. Or, spread the chocolate directly onto pre-cut bars.
  5. Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

* Feel free to use whichever nut or seed butter you have on hand or meets your dietary needs.

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