Banana bonanza bars recipe

banana bars

 

Banana Bonanza Bars

Banana bars - similar to banana bread but in bar form.  Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, flax free, soy free

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author SallyB

Ingredients

  • 6 bananas very ripe
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 droppers stevia (KAL brand is my favorite)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour mix*
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp guar gum ONLY if no guar gum or xantham gum in your gluten-free flour mix

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Mash bananas with a fork and set aside.

  3. Melt the coconut oil.  Add the honey, vanilla, and stevia and set aside.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a fork. 

  5. Add the mashed bananas to the dry ingredients and mix using a spoon or fork until the dry ingredients are slightly moist.

  6. Add the coconut oil and honey mixture to the bananas and flour, and stir gently until just mixed.

  7. Add the vinegar and stir VERY gently until just combined.  The batter will be light but stiff.

  8. Scoop out portions of the batter onto the baking sheet until it is all out of the bowl, use a spatula to get the rest.

  9. Gently even out the scoops of batter into a 1/2" layer of batter.  The edges will be uneven.

  10. Bake 20 minutes until the edges are slightly browned or a toothpick inserted at the center comes out almost clean.

Recipe Notes

I use Pillsbury's Gluten Free Flour Mix that already contains xanthan gum. If your gluten free flour mix does not contain either xanthan or guar gum, then make sure to add some.  If it does, then do not add any more or your bars will be too chewy.

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