Peanut Butter Banana Bars are packed with bananas, whole wheat flour, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Perfectly sweet, filling & satisfying snack!
Peanut Butter Banana Bars are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a snack! They are delicious, filling and your whole family will love them. I love that they have a ton of bananas in them. I like to bake a batch, cut them into squares and freeze them individually for school lunches, or when we’re on-the-go!
This recipe is a variation on a very popular recipe of ours, Chocolate Chip Banana Bars. I love the addition of peanut butter! It blends with the other flavors nicely and adds a great protein boost. The texture of the bars is still light and the chocolate chips provide just enough sweetness to make them delicious!
Are bananas and peanut butter good for you?
The combination of peanut butter and bananas is a wonderful addition to your diet. Combined, peanut butter and bananas are a great source of protein and fiber. They also contain certain vitamins and minerals that are good for your health, such as potassium and iron. Here is the nutritional information for my Peanut Butter Banana Bars recipe:
Peanut Butter Banana Bars
- 5 very ripe bananas (about 1 2/3 cup)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup oil (any type- I use coconut)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup flour (I regularly swap out all-purpose flour for whole wheat!)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 15×10.5″ pan with non-stick spray.
- Peel bananas and mash well. Stir in brown sugar, oil, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until combined.
- Add in dry ingredients and stir. Fold in 1/2 the chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake 18-20 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely and cut into squares. Bars can be kept at room temperature, but I find they last longer if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yields 24 bars.
I like to make a batch, then cool, cut and freeze in individual baggies. Since they’re filling, they make a wonderful snack, breakfast or school lunch addition.
Like this Peanut Butter Banana Bars recipe? Here are others you might like as well:
- Creamy Peanut Butter Dip
- Banana Cream Cookies
- Banana Cinnamon Breakfast Cake
- No-Bake Peanut Butter cookies
- Easy Baked Oatmeal Cups
PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BARS