It’s time for September’s #FilltheCookieJar group and I’m filling the jar with these delicious peanut butter banana bars. The theme for this month was fall, and while these bars aren’t exactly fall themed, they are still delicious and you can’t go wrong with the combination of peanut butter and banana.
These bars are easy to make and the have a gooey layer of peanut butter on top. I had everything in my pantry and they were a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. Definitely give these a try next time you have bananas to use.
1/2 cup salted natural peanut butter
3 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp coconut oil, room temperature
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup raw or brown sugar
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. Mix to combine and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Add in the egg and mix together. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and then top with dollops of the peanut butter mixture.
Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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