This Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe calls for no white sugar and no brown sugar. These cookie bars are sweetened with bananas and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re delicious with just being sweet enough. After my banana chocolate chip cookie recipe took off around the internet, I decided to try chocolate chip cookie bars with no white sugar. One cup of white sugar is 700 calories in it. So you’re saving a lot of calories by not adding the sugar. My kids devoured these bars, and I had a few of the neighbor kids asking for them too!
When my kids were young, I always tried sneaking healthy things into their baked goods. Now that I’ve been a mom for almost 10 years, I am more about just telling them what’s in their food. My kids LOVE my Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes which call for no white sugar- or brown sugar. I decided to switch up the recipe a bit by making these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
Not only did my kids devour these, but I had neighbor kids asking for second helpings as well.
True, these do have added sugar because I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to them. However, the cookie part of these chocolate chip cookie bars is only sweetened with bananas.
I made these with whole wheat flour. I will add a conversion incase you want to make these using all-purpose white flour.
These bars are just sweet enough without being overpowered with sweetness. All you need is a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
For this recipe, you will need:
8×8 baking dish
1/2 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour You can also use 2 cups of white flour.
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips ( or more chocolate chips if you like)
This recipe can be whipped up for an after-school snack on a whim- and these probably have less sugar than most store-bought breakfast items.
All you need to do is:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
Mix bananas, butter, vanilla, eggs, and milk.
Add dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, and chocolate chips.
Place the mixture into the baking dish and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven. Cut into squares and serve!
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 2 yellow bananas avoid overly brown bananas
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or more if you like.
preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix wet ingredients. Bananas, butter, vanilla, eggs, and milk.
Add dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
Place the mixture into the baking dish and smooth.
Cool at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the middle is cooked all the way through.
Remove from oven. Cool, cut into slices, and serve.
These were awesome! I have not added many cookie recipes to the blog in a few years, but I’m inspired!