One of my favorite things about the fall is baking! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite dessert recipes for the Banana Chocolate Chip Nut Bars. These are a great way to use up over-ripe bananas, and they are way tastier than any store bought cookies or brownies.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Nut Bars
Recipe by Underground Crafter
- 28-32 brownie-sized bars.
- 2.5 cups all purpose flour.
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda.
- 0.25 teaspoon salt.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened.
- 1 cup (lightly packed) organic coconut palm sugar, or light brown sugar.
- 0.5 cup granulated vegan sugar, or white sugar.
- 1 large egg.
- 1 teaspoon almond extract, or vanilla extract.
- 2 medium bananas, mashed.
- 2 cups (~12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips.
- 1 cup (~4 ounces) chopped pecans, or other chopped nuts.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
- In large bowl, cream butter. Use butter wrapper to lightly grease jelly roll pan.
- Add sugars and cream into a grainy paste, being sure to scrape down sides of bowl.
- Add egg, extract, and banana. Mix thoroughly, breaking up banana lumps, until smooth.
- Add chips, nuts, and flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Spread mix evenly onto jelly roll pan, using scraper spatula to smooth.
- Bake 20-28 minutes, or until top is golden brown, edges are crispy, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
- Transfer to a cool surface. Wait 5 minutes before cutting into bars.
- Use chocolate peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips and nuts.
- Substitute chopped walnuts or other nuts for the pecans.
- If you can find banana extract, use that to substitute for almond or vanilla extract.