Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

If you’ve been trying to find ideas for how to use your spotty brown bananas, these Banana Chocolate Chip Bars are a fantastic option!


– 2 Tbsp of ground flaxseeds – 6 Tbsp of water – 4 ripe bananas, peeled – 1/4 C of vegetable or canola oil – 1/2 C of plant-based milk (any variety) – 1 tsp of vanilla extract – 1 3/4 C of all-purpose flour – 1/2 C of brown sugar – 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder – 1/2 tsp of salt – 1 tsp of cinnamon – 1 C of non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks, divided

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan or dish.

In a small bowl, beat together the flaxseed meal and water for 1 minute. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Using a fork or potato masher, mash the bananas and stir in the oil, milk, vanilla, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and flaxseed mixture until it’s well-combined. Fold in ¾ cup of the chocolate chips (or chunks).

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on tip, and bake for 50 minutes. Test by sticking a toothpick in the middle of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out dry, the loaf is done. If it’s not, bake in 5-minute increments until the toothpick comes out dry.