These banana chocolate chip bars are another yummy way to use up those brown bananas when you have them. I found this recipe over at Erin’s Food Files. She adapted it from one she found in the NY Times.
She used cinnamon chips in her recipe but the NY Times version used chocolate chips. I went for the chocolate chip version. My family loves chocolate with banana. In her version, she also called the recipe blondie bars. I took blondie out of the title because it’s definitely not “blondie like” which I was hoping for. These banana chocolate chip bars really more on the cake side.
The recipe called for white whole wheat flour. I just use all purpose flour when I made these. You could even use half all purpose and half wheat flour if you want these on the healthier side.
Even though it wasn’t more blondie like in texture as I hoped it was still delicious. You can’t loose with the combination of bananas and chocolate!
Ingredients to make Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
- BROWN SUGAR
- WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR (OR 1/2 WHITE & 1/2 CUP WHOLE WHEAT; I JUST USED WHITE ALL-PURPOSE)
- BAKING SODA
- CHOCOLATE CHIPS (OR YOU CAN USE CINNAMON CHIPS)
Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
Real Mom Kitchen
- 6 Tbsp butter
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup banana puree
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour or 1/2 cup white & 1/2 cup whole wheat; I just used white all-purpose
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips or you can use cinnamon chips
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a nine-inch-square baking pan.
- Cream butter, add sugar and beat in egg. Stir in banana puree & vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet until just combined.
- Add chocolate chips and walnuts and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares. (Since it is more cake like make sure to let them cool all the way so you don’t end up with a gooey mess)