Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are a delicious and healthy dessert that’s so easy to make! They’re a light bar that’s packed with delicious banana and chocolate chips in every bite. It’s the perfect way to use up extra ripe bananas!

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This week we accidentally bought way too many bananas so I ended up having some fun and baking some of our favorite recipes! This Chocolate Chip Banana Bar recipe is one of my favorites to make because it’s so easy and it’s the perfect light dessert (or snack – this pairs amazing with coffee!).

Ingredients

To make this recipe you’ll need:

  • Bananas
  • Applesauce
  • Milk (dairy or non dairy)
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Brown sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Mini chocolate chips
banana chocolate chip bars on a plate with a tray in the background

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet (13×9 pan) with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until there are no lumps. Mix in the applesauce, milk, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar until well combined.
  3. Once the wet ingredients are mixed, add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix until a batter forms.
  4. Gently fold in about 1/2 of the chocolate chips into the batter.
  5. Pour the batter on to the cookie sheet and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in the oven for 22-24 minutes, or until the edges are browned and you can insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
  7. Cut into 24 pieces and enjoy!

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How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

If you want to freeze extras, wait until they’re completely cooled and then wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer bag. Freeze extra chocolate chip banana bars for up to 6 months.

When you’re ready to eat, remove from the freezer and defrost in the fridge 24 hours before serving.

Calories and Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 

Number of Servings 24

Calories 121 – Total Fat 3 grams – Saturated Fat 1 grams – Trans Fat 0 grams – Unsaturated Fat 1 grams – Cholesterol 16 milligrams – Sodium 79 milligrams – Carbohydrates 24 grams – Fiber 1 grams – Sugar 13 grams – Protein 2 grams

multiple banana chocolate chip bars

What to Serve With Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

These bars are great on their own, but can also be served like a dessert with a little ice cream on top (if you have extra bananas you could even make your own healthy ice cream)!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Ripe Bananas to Make This Recipe?

This recipe is best using ripe bananas, but regular bananas can also be used. The benefit to using ripe bananas is they have more of a sweet flavor after baking and really make the chocolate chip bars have an extra banana flavor – kind of like a banana bread.

How Can I Tell if My Bananas are Ripe?

The best way to tell if bananas are ripe are when the outside peel starts to turn brown and the banana is soft to touch.

How Can I Make This Recipe Vegan?

To make a vegan version of this recipe:

I Have a TON of Ripe Bananas! What Else Can I Make?

This is a great “problem” to have! A few of my favorite recipes that use ripe bananas are Banana Bread, Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls, Banana Cinnamon Muffins or Baked Blueberry Oatmeal with Bananas.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

overhead banana chocolate chip bars in a sheet pan
Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are a delicious and healthy dessert that's so easy to make! They're a light bar that's packed with delicious banana and chocolate chips in every bite. It's the perfect way to use up extra ripe bananas!
Ali
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet (13×9 pan) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until there are no lumps. Mix in the applesauce, milk, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar until well combined.
  • Once the wet ingredients are mixed, add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix until a batter forms.
  • Gently fold in about 1/2 of the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Pour the batter on to the cookie sheet and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake in the oven for 22-24 minutes, or until the edges are browned and you can insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean. Let the bars cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into 24 pieces and enjoy!

More Banana Recipes

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal with Bananas

Banana Bread

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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