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Vegan Banana Bread Bars – Healthy ‘n Moist!


Description

Thick squares of soft, super moist vegan banana bread bars. Softer than banana bread, but deliciously denser than banana cake, these banana bars are a delicious balance in between.


Ingredients

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Wet Ingredients

  • 3 medium, very ripe bananas (1 cup + 2 tablespoons, mashed)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups oat flour
  • ¾ cup finely ground, blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Add-ins

  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. Peel bananas and add to a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter (recommended), sturdy whisk or fork, mash bananas until mostly smooth. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth batter into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 32-44 minutes. Mine took 38 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick into the center of the bars. The toothpick will come out clean when the bars are done. Cool in pan placed on a cooling rack for 30 minutes. Pinch parchment paper, lifting paper and banana bars onto cooling rack to cool completely, about 2 hours. Slice and enjoy.

Notes

Storing Instructions: Store banana bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Keep away from sunlight and other heat sources.

Freezing Instructions: Store bars in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Allow to thaw for 15-25 minutes at room temperature before enjoying.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 38 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan banana bread bars, healthy banana bars recipe