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Gluten Free Banana Bars

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Gluten Free Banana Bars! Made with almond flour and dotted with dark chocolate chips they are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast.

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a tray of gluten free banana bars.

Indulge guilt-free with our flourless banana chocolate chip bars. For more recipes using ripe bananas check out this moist Banana Bread with Sour Cream or this Sugar Free Banana Bread.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Gluten Free Banana Bars

a tray of gluten free banana bars.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • almond flour – adds a lovely richness to baked goods
  • coconut sugar – this sugar retains moisture well which means these bars are soft and moist
  • baking powder – helps to create a light and airy texture
  • fine sea salt – brings out the flavor of all of the ingredients
  • cinnamon – adds a warm and cozy taste to these bars
  • bananas – the main flavor and added natural sweetness
  • eggs – always use room temperature so they blend evenly into the batter
  • vanilla extract – adds that classic sweetness
  • dark chocolate chips – chocolate and banana go hand in hand and taste so yummy together
ingredients on a counter.

Instructions

Start by preheating the oven and lining a baking dish with parchment paper.

Next, whisk together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

dry ingredients being whisked in a bowl.

Then, in another mixing bowl, mash the bananas.

bananas being mashed in a bowl with a fork.

Add the eggs and vanilla to the mashed bananas and mix everything well.

Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to blend.

Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.

chocolate chips being folded into batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with more chocolate chips. <– Super necessary. Pop the pan in the oven to bake.

Once the top is springy and golden take it out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes.

freshly baked banana bars.

Finally, slice into bars. This recipe does double duty. You can enjoy it as breakfast or dessert!

a tray of gluten free banana bars.

FAQS, Tips, and Substitutions

  • Why are brown bananas better? Ripe, brown bananas are sweeter and also much softer which makes them easier to mash.
  • TIP! Use room-temperature eggs so your batter blends smoothly. If you forgot to take them out pop the eggs into a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Check the label of the dark chocolate chips to ensure there are no milk products so this recipe remains dairy-free.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or store in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Skip the chocolate chips on top and spread a cream cheese frosting on instead for a more cake like experience. Just wait until the banana bars have cooled before adding any frosting.
  • Substitute honey or maple syrup for the coconut sugar. Simply mix it in with the wet ingredients instead.

More healthy recipes with ripe bananas

a tray of gluten free banana bars.

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a tray of gluten free banana bars.

Gluten Free Banana Bars

Sharon Rhodes
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Gluten Free Banana Bars! Made with almond flour and dotted with dark chocolate chips they are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast.
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper. Set the dish aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again to combine.
  • Add the banana mixture to the almond flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the top with the reserved chocolate chips.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow the banana bars to cool in the pan for 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into bars.

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Notes

  • TIP! Use room-temperature eggs so your batter blends smoothly. If you forgot to take them out pop the eggs into a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Check the label of the dark chocolate chips to ensure there are no milk products so this recipe remains dairy-free.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or store in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Skip the chocolate chips on top and spread a cream cheese frosting on instead for a more cake like experience. Just wait until the banana bars have cooled before adding any frosting.
  • Substitute honey or maple syrup for the coconut sugar. Simply mix it in with the wet ingredients instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love banana bars but I couldn’t eat flour anymore. So, I loved seeing your recipe show up in FB and I just had to try it. This bars turned out so good and they were easy to bake. Will make them again.

    1. Thanks, Gen! I have to agree that almond flour is such a great gluten-free option for baking. It is my go-to.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved these! I needed a great lunchbox snack for the kids, and they loved the chocolate and I loved that they were getting more fruit! A win-win!

  3. 5 stars
    My father loves having these banana bars with whipped cream on top and a mug of coffee. It is his favorite breakfast combination. While others in the family, especially the kids, love to pair these with a hot choco. Such a keeper!

  4. 5 stars
    Your recipe could not have come at a better time, I have some bananas and I had no idea what to prepare with them. Making this today.

  5. Made these with almond flour for Passover, and they were a huge hit with tasters, young and old! The banana flavour was subtle and not overly sweet, these were some of the best banana bread bars that I’ve ever tried.