Double Chocolate Banana Bars

– 5 very ripe bananas about 1 ⅔ cup – ¾ cup brown sugar – ¼ cup canola oil or coconut oil – ¼ cup milk – 2 eggs – ⅓ cup cocoa powder – 1 ¾ cup flour I use whole wheat – 1 tsp baking soda – ½ tsp salt – 1 tsp cinnamon – 1 ¼ cup chocolate chips divided – 1 cup finely chopped spinach leaves optional

Peel the bananas and mash them well in a large bowl. Proceed to stir in the brown sugar, oil, milk and eggs until well combined.

After that, add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, continue to stir ingredients together until no white streaks show.

Then, fold in the finely chopped spinach (if desired) and only 3/4 cups of chocolate chips.

Continue to spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining chocolate chips. Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.