Banana bread is so simple to make, but sometimes I just want to jazz it up a bit.
That is just what these gluten free Banana Bread Blondie Bars do!
These healthified treats make the perfect dessert or snack for those that have wheat allergies and those that don’t. And if you don’t tell anyone they are gluten free or low sugar, no one will even know!
I shared these last summer with my friend, Sarah, and her girls during an outing in the Black Hills. She is gluten free and I knew that if she approved they were ready to be shared with you!
She did approve, but it was the kids who really loved them and even asked for seconds!
Banana Bread Blondie Bars Ingredients
3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or dairy free yogurt
1/4 cup plant based butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups gluten free flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
You can use whatever gluten free flour you have on hand, but I have been using Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour Baking Blend lately. In the past, I would make my own and have shared with you that recipe (Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Blend).
However, I haven’t taken the time to make it myself lately for no good reason except laziness. 😉
The homemade blend is certainly less expensive and performs just as well. Often times I can find Ibotta rebates for Bob’s Red Mill products which helps the pocketbook!
I like to add these Banana Bread Blondie Bars to the kids’ lunch boxes during the week and they inevitably find them enjoyable as an afterschool snack.
I can’t blame them!
I tend to slice off a little piece here and a little piece there throughout the day. I don’t know about you, but my sweet tooth is CRAZY at times. Ha!
With these “healthified” bars, I never feel guilty about enjoying them though.
Along with the low sugar content, there is Greek yogurt and a little butter (or plant based butter) versus unhealthy oils like vegetable or canola.
If you are lactose intolerant and dairy free, I have subbed plant based coconut milk yogurt for plain Greek yogurt and plant based butter. This recipe seems to be very adaptable and easy to substitute the allergy friendly ingredients you need.
Now onto the recipe! Until next time, happy eating!
Gluten-Free Banana Bread Blondies
- large bowl
- rubber spatula
- 9x13 pan
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or dairy free yogurt
- 1/4 cup plant based butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Whisk together bananas, eggs, coconut sugar, yogurt, vanilla, melted butter in large bowl until combined.
- Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Gently mix until just combined.
- Pour into greased pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake 30 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean.