Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

I am not sure how weekend mornings have turned into a baking ritual. After my daughter watched her first show of the day, she asked if we could make banana cake. As usual, I had rotten bananas sitting untouched in a bowl. We created a healthy protein-packed weekend breakfast treat–Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars.

My daughter mashed, stirred, snuck a couple of chocolate chips into her mouth and turned the oven light on and off until the banana bars rose. I was nervous how this no added sugar treat would turn out but the touch of buttermilk, olive oil and vanilla flavored Greek yogurt made these bars moist and perfectly sweetened.
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe:
3 ripe bananas- mashed
4 Tbsp natural PB
¼ cup buttermilk
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 egg
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup honey
½ cup applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp ground flaxseed (for an Omega-3 and fiber boost)
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Mash bananas and combine with PB, buttermilk, yogurt and egg. Stir.
3.) Add in olive oil, honey, applesauce, whole wheat flour and baking soda.
4.) Blend in chocolate chips.
5.) Pour batter into 8×8 baking pan and bake for 35-38 minutes.

My daughter mashed, stirred, snuck a couple of chocolate chips into her mouth and turned the oven light on and off until the banana bars rose. I was nervous how this no-added-sugar treat would turn out but the touch of buttermilk, olive oil and vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt made these bars moist and perfectly sweetened.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas- mashed
  • 4 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (for an Omega-3 and fiber boost)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas and combine with PB, buttermilk, yogurt and egg. Stir.
  3. Add in olive oil, honey, applesauce, whole wheat flour and baking soda.
  4. Blend in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into 8×8 baking pan and bake for 35-38 minutes.

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