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4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

Chocolate chip banana bars recipe with just 4 ingredients? Yep, and they’re gluten free, dairy free/vegan and you don’t need any gf flour to make them!

Chocolate chip banana bars recipe, anyone? So many of you guys have asked me what you can make when you don’t have gluten free flour… so here’s a nice easy idea with just 4 ingredients.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

With another 3 weeks of lockdown to look forward to, it’s not looking like gluten free flour is getting any easier to find in supermarkets.

Sometimes I’m quite fortunate when I visit, but I haven’t actually see a bag of gf flour in weeks now! But guess what always seems to be sitting there? Gluten free oats!

Now, I know that gluten free oats don’t always agree with you guys, so of course, you can always use rice flake porridge instead if you fancy.

Fortunately, both of these items seem to be in great stock down the free from aisle at the mo!

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

And since just having the ingredients to make a recipe seems to be the hard part at the mo, you’ll be pleased to know that the rest of this recipe is well… a piece of cake!

(or erm… a slice of banana bar?!)

My chocolate chip banana bars recipe is literally just a case of mixing together those four magic ingredients in a bowl and baking them. Those ingredients being ripe bananas, peanut butter, gluten free oats and chocolate chips. Simple!

And the result is a lovely, intensely banana flavoured chewy bar, with a nutty aftertaste and lovely chunky chocolate chips in every bite.

It’s a great way to use up ripe bananas and I literally never say these about any of my recipes… but it’s actually pretty healthy for once too! So hopefully now that you’re sold on making them, here’s how to do it…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe: Ingredients

  • 4 bananas (mine weighed around 460g when peeled)
  • 120g peanut butter (I use a creamy peanut butter) – it can be smooth or crunchy.
  • 250g gluten free oats
  • 125g chocolate chips

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe: Method

Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C. Line a 8x8inch square tin (any shaped tin would work though, and a smaller tin would make them a little chunkier which could be nice!)

Mash your bananas in a large bowl, till fairly smooth.

Mix in your peanut butter. If your peanut butter is a little firm make sure you give it a good mix before adding it in, or even briefly pop it in the microwave to help break it down.

Stir in your oats until combined.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

Mix in around 105g of your chocolate chips.

Spread your mixture into your tin, try and get it nice and level.

Add your extra chocolate chips to the top.

Place in the oven for around 15 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

Oh and here’s a printable version of my chocolate chip banana bars recipe. Please remember to give it 5 stars if you tried it and enjoyed it as it helps people know it’s worth trying too! 👇🏻

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)
Yield: 9

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Bars Recipe (gluten free, vegan)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas (mine weighed around 460g when peeled)
  • 120g peanut butter (I use a creamy peanut butter) - it can be smooth or crunchy.
  • 250g gluten free oats
  • 125g chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C. Line a 8x8inch square tin (any shaped tin would work though, and a smaller tin would make them a little chunkier which could be nice!)
  2. Mash your bananas in a large bowl, till fairly smooth.
  3. Mix in your peanut butter. If your peanut butter is a little firm make sure you give it a good mix before adding it in, or even briefly pop it in the microwave to help break it down.
  4. Stir in your oats until combined.
  5. Mix in around 105g of your chocolate chips.
  6. Spread your mixture into your tin, try and get it nice and level.
  7. Add your extra chocolate chips to the top.
  8. Place in the oven for around 15 minutes.
  9. Remove and allow to cool before cutting into bars. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading how to make my chocolate chip banana bars recipe! If you make it, I’d love to see how it turned out so don’t forget to take a snap of your creation and tag me on Instagram!

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Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

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