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Banana bread-based dark chocolate dessert. Great for a breakfast on the go or a late-night snack. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top before baking if desired.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
9 large bars


Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 sides. Coat paper lightly with nonstick spray.

  • Place mashed bananas in a bowl. Stir in coconut sugar, egg, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until well blended.

  • Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate, smaller bowl. Add to the banana mixture and mix until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.

  • Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. Lift out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang; place onto a cutting board. Slice into bars and let cool.

Cook's Notes:

Ensure you have as close to 1 cup of mashed bananas as possible, as too little will make your bars dry.

Substitute white sugar for the coconut sugar if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 7g; cholesterol 31.1mg; sodium 137mg. Full Nutrition