Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars (One Bowl)
The best part of this recipe is that you most definitely have all of these ingredients sitting in your house just waiting to be formed into these yummy treats. This recipe has amazing flexibility because you can substitute the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
You can also use the maple syrup or honey or agave nectar as the liquid sweetener. I chose to use sugar free chocolate chips to lessen the sweets blow. You cant even taste the difference.
One of the most important aspects of this recipe is to allow the pre sliced cake to cool COMPLETELY! I typically throw this together and bake it at night. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes in its pan and then remove it to cool on a wire rack. About and hour later, I place the whole cake in a large tupper and cover it. I don’s slice into it until the next morning – when it has set perfectly.
There are so many variations to make with these bars. I have created a brownie version in which I incorporate cacao powder. I’ve also created an Almond Joy version, using almond butter, coconut flour and coconut shreds. My favorite thus var.
These rarely last 24 hours in my house because we all are peanut butter and chocolate junkies. I’ve also gotten a lot of feedback from people that have made these. Feedback advises that they work even without the egg. Also have worked with a flax egg to make them vegan. Some have added a little peanut butter flour to firm it up.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup peanut butter all natural, room temp.
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus more for garnish)
- Preheat your oven to 325° F. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash your bananas. Add to it the PB, almond flour, maple syrup, egg, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined and then fold in your chips.
- Transfer batter to pan and top with some more chips. Bake for around 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool prior to slicing. I typically make these at night and allow them to sit overnight in a tupper prior to slicing.
I thought followed the recipe exactly but maybe I did something wrong? My bake time ended up being around 35ish mins. The texture is more like banana bread, but it was still delicious!
Hey Lexi, In my experience bake times vary due to differences in ovens, also gas vs. electric, also baking in a metal pan vs. a silicone or glass pan. But I’m really glad you ended up with a delicious treat! Thank you for rating the dish 🙂
These look amazing. Can you substitute a different nut flour? Maybe walnut? I’m allergic to almonds and the hubby is grain free.
Found these on tiktok and tailored them to a paleo version. Definitely the best craving crusher ever! My kiddo doesn’t eat paleo but loves them too! Fast, easy, and super delicious!!!!!
Hi Ima, YESSS these are my go-to when I crave something sweet and yummy. Thank you for taking the time to comment and rate – much appreciated!
what did you change to make it paleo version? would love to try. thanks
Hello, how did you make them Paleo? Thank you, Jen
To make it paleo, substitute peanut butter for almond butter, substitute regular chocolate chips to dairy and soy free chocolate chips, done
Ok I made these today and they are unreal amazingly delicious !!!! I let them bake for a couple extra minutes and then let them sit for about 2 hrs and they were perfection !!!! Highly recommend 🙂 my 4 year old and 2 year old loved them too !
Hi Emily! So happy the kids loved them (and you too)! Thank you for taking the time to comment and rate!
These were gone in less than 12 hours in my house 😂😂😂😂 great recipe for the little ones.
Hi Jay, lol glad you all enjoyed! Thanks for rating too!!
Hello I was wondering if you know how many calories are in one slice? Thank you x
Do the banana absolutely need to be ripe? thanks!
Hello! Yes but it won’t be as sweet. What you CAN do is slow roast the bananas. Peel them and then place them in a preheated 300 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes. This process will bring the sweetness out of the bananas.
My family just loved these guilt free goodie’s! How best to store ?
Hi Angie, I always store mine in an airtight container on the counter. They should last 3-4 days that way. You can also store them in your fridge to last up to 5 days.
Fabulous flourless bars yesterday because my husband is gluten-free OMG they are fabulous! I made a double batch of them so it fit a 11 x 13 cake pan I will definitely be making these all the time thank you darling🙏🏼♥️
I am sorry my voice text was not working right. These bars are wonderful! I wanted to try them since they are flourless and GF. My family loved them. Will definitely be on the menu allot.
These are DELICIOUS! Do you have the nutrition breakdown?
Hi Stevie! Glad you liked them. I will update that now…
5th time making these. So good. Baked some up last night adding 1/4c almond flour and they didn’t fall apart when I cut into them while they were pretty warm. Yay! Even got busy and left them in the oven almost 10 extra minutes. Guess what? Still moist and delish. I freaking love these.
Hi Christine! I am also a HUGE fan of these bars… on constant request in my house! Thanks for the review!
Thanks to Tic Top, I found this recipe. DELICIOUS! The:BEST PART is I have found your Web-sight and more DELICIOUS five Star recipes I am anxious to try.
I was looking for a recipe for my ripe bananas and voila I found your tiktok, I baked mine for about 30ish minutes give or take a minute or two more. They came out beautifully 🙂 I put them in the fridge and I hope they’ll be ready to eat soon lol
Hi Ellie, Hope you enjoyed them! They are my favorites!!
Love love these 4 taste but wish was more firm so will keep in refrig overnight & c if that helps! Delicious flavor! Thx u! Cw
Hi Carmen, hope that worked for you! They are so delicious though ! Thank you for the feedback too!
I’ve made this twice in the past 2 weeks, it is SO delicious! What an amazing recipe, always looking for healthy alternatives and they always disappoint, but this one is delicious. I tried putting a bit of flour in the first time I made it because I was skeptical about how it would taste without, but I highly recommend following the original recipe. Thank you so much, now I always have a healthy and super easy sweet snack on hand 🙂
Hi James, SO happy the bread loaf was enjoyed several times! I make it on the regular too for my morning coffee!
What can I use if I am allergic to almonds instead of almond flour. Is there a substitute?
Hey Lorey! This is Stella! You can use oat flour or regular all purpose flour here! Enjoy!
I’m making these for the first time. Can I use All purpose gluten free flour instead of almond flour?
Yes, You can use GF flour here!
244 is for a square? But how many squares the recipe does?
Sorry just saw it. 9
Could you leave out the bananas. Needs more peanut butter and chocolate chips.Otherwise is was good
Hi Susan, You can sub in pumpkin puree in lieu of the bananas.
How much pumpkin?
3/4 cup pumpkin
More like 40-45 min. But so good
Glad you liked it!
I’m not a fan of chocolate…weird, I know… do you think omitting the chocolate chips would still work??
Hi Tammy, you can definitely omit them! They will still be amazing!
Is a ‘brownie pan’ considered 8×8?
tastes great. but 25 minutes isn’t enough. as mentioned in other comments as well. check after 30mins or so.
Mine took about 35min too!! They are delicious.
Is the temperature mentioned for regular or fan oven?
Hi Maria, Regular oven – no convection for this temperature.
Can you use frozen bananas?
I haven’t but i would defrost them first. Should work.
The BEST new dessert I have made in years! I tried it after seeing the instagram reel last week, and now I’m making a second round tonight!
Hi Brooke! GET IT! I’m so happy you found a keeper! I feel the same way!
These are absolutely amazing!! They are a perfect heathy alternative for any sweet craving!
Hi Hannah, I couldn’t agree more! Perfect for sweet cravings!!
These are absolutely amazing!! They are a perfect healthy alternative for any sweet craving!
Hi Hannah, EXACTLY!! So happy you liked the bars and thanks for the rating!
These were delicious!!! I had to bake them for longer though-about 35-40 minutes. Is it ok to add vanilla extract and nutmeg?
Hi Ellie, Of course, you can add any flavorings you enjoy!
I want to try these but definitely have more than two bananas to use up! If I double (or more) the recipe will a larger pan work or do you recommend multiple pans?
Hi Emily, Optimally I would use two brownie pans but you can use an 9×13″ pan too – just increase the bake time with the larger pan (probably another 5-10 minutes minimium more)
What are the dimensions of your pan, please?
HI Sophia, my brownie pan is 8×8 inches
Holy cow are these ever AMAZING! Followed the recipe exactly and they came out delicious (I even snuck a taste when they were fresh from the oven-YUM!).
I can see why everyone raves about this one. Will definitely be making it again. 🙂
HI Cathy, SO happy you liked the bars and thank you for trying them!!
I love these they were simply delicious! Can these be frozen?
I made these this morning and – oh my goodness – they are delish. I sifted the almond flour once but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Spent an extra ten minutes in the oven, and let it cool down 15 mins in the pan, then an hour on a wire rack. SO GOOD with my mid-morning cup of coffee.
I personally loves cooking. I am eagerly waiting for my day off /or whenever I get timeto try this.
It seems so delicious 😋
Will keep you posted afterward.
Thank you for the amazing dishes.
super easy and super tasty! Been looking for heartburn friendly snacks and this is looking good!
Delicious! How do we store them, do they need to be refrigerated?
HI Vanessa, You can store them on the counter or in your fridge, both in an air tight container! I leave them on the counter because i dont like cold breads. But if you store in the fridge, they will last a bit longer.
I was a little skeptical, but this is SO DELICIOUS ! Thank you for an easy to make and nutritious recipe!!
These bars are delicious! I followed this recipe to the T except i used sugar free maple syrup and my husband didn’t notice the difference!
So easy to make and delicious.
Made these, they are wonderful! Flavorful and tender, will be making the Almond Joy version, I do love coconut.
DELICIOUS, easy to bake, simple ingredients!! Perfection! (I followed the recipe exactly as instructed except for the fact that I added a bit of vanilla extract)
Hi Gaby, Thanks so much for trying out the recipe and taking the time to rate it! Best!
Holy shit, these are amazing. I couldn’t wait for an overnight cool. Ate some at the 1 hour cool mark. DEFINITELY MAKING AGAIN!
HI Christine! Glad you enjoyed them bars! I feel the same way about them!!
Made these and they came out so good!!! Moist and yummy!
This recipe is delicious. The Final product is a little moist… I cooked it for a total of 40 minutes rather than 25, and the knife finally came out clean but it is still a little moist. Thank you!
Seen these Bars on FB and had to try them! I found your web page and found the recipe and made them today, took an extra 10 mins, they are cooling now, they look amazing, can’t wait to try one! I will look at your website and look at other recipes! Thanks 😊
This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! I will be making these all the time!
Baked for 30 mins in a dark metal pan, the centre was too soft/mushy but the edges were really nicely done. I’d try for 40 minutes next time. The flavour is definitely there.
I added protein powder, chia and flax seeds and some oats to mine. Freaking delish.
I am a big PB & banana fan. I have been trying many different facebook recipes and just made this version. AMAZING!!!!! My boyfriend and I just ate them in 3 days!
I made these with kamut flour and they were sooo good! Have you frozen them ever? I’d love to make a double batch and freeze some for another time.
Made these last night for my 13 year old who loves banana bread. These are SO YUMMY!
Super easy and super yummy!
I love these, thank you! Do you have a recipe for the Almond Joy version? 😌
Howdy Corie, I sure do have an Almond Joy post.. I will like it below:
It was very good but mine came out like cake. Not sure what I did wrong.
Hi Jamie, this is a recipe that you have to let sit overnight for best results!
Hi I’m going to make these today. Can they be stored in the freezer?
Hi Jeannie, I have never had leftovers so I can’t say for sure
Hi Mary, glad you enjoyed!!
Could I make these into xL muffins?
I made this dessert and it was delicious 😋. I have a question. Which is the weight/size of the portion for the nutritional values you provide?
These are amazing on their own and devine with coffee.
Please post your brownie and Almond Joy versions, I am not that talented in the kitchen. Thank you.
I added peanut butter and almond butter , maple syrup and 2 eggs for protein and chia seeds and walnuts . Really yummy !
You can play with this recipe and add whatever ❤️❤️❤️
The most delicious and easy brownies! I have been adding an extra banana and 1/3 cup of oats and its amazing!
They’re delish, great recipe. Thank you! Can you free them once they cooled? If so for how long? Would you microwave to reheat?
This came out sooo good!! I added a splash of vanilla and it was amazing
Overseas here and wondering how large a brownie pan is. Don’t have those here.
Love to try this!
8 inch brownie pan is 20 cm x 20 cm 🤍
Hi there. How much pumpkin puree would you use to sub for the bananas?
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
These are hands down the best brownie I have ever had. I made a few adjustments to get more protein packed in. I doubled the maple syrup, added 2 eggs instead of one, 2 tsp of baking soda and 2 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1 tsp. I added one scoop of plant protein powder that was rich chocolate fudge flavor and made them in cupcake pans. Made 18 muffins. 150 cals/6.5 carbs/6.2 protein/10.5 fat/2.8 fiber/0.4 sugar.
I will make these all the time now!!!
Getting ready to make this…only have coconut flour, can I use that as a substitute?
These are wonderful. I have been trying a lot of Keto lately. With the exception of the honey / maple, I used sugar free chocolate chips. I would cut the cinnamon a little bit on this recipe but that’s just my personal taste. In any case, huge hit. My bake time was much longer as well but I kept a close eye mot to burn. LOL. Fantastic for breakfast. 10/10.
How much is a serving?
I used date syrup! Really good!
Hi Cory, I LOVE anything DATES!
Delicious & highly recommended! Part blondie/part banana bread— 100% delicious!
I didn’t have almond flour so I used a heaping 1/4 cup of Bob’s Red Mill GF Biscuit and Baking Mix, which also has the baking sofa and salt. It rose evenly and didn’t deflate after, I’ll just keep using it for this recipe!
Hi Allie, sounds like an awesome substitute, and thanks for sharing with us!
I made these!! Super simple and so delicious! TY for sharing your recipes.
Hi Vanessa, thank YOU for trying them!
I made these by dropping the 1/3 cup syrup to 2 T syrup and adding 2 T maple balsamic vinegar and they were incredible. Used less choc chips than suggested, and my family still loved them. My bake time was significantly longer, like 15-20 minutes longer, but the flavor is incredible and they were very moist. Freezing some too for later. Thanks for the great recipe!
can these be frozen and for how long?
Hi , It says flourless and in your video I don’t see flour nor do you say to put almond flour but in the ingredients listing it has a quarter cup of almond flour. So is there almond flour or not ? Thank you
Hi Tammy, yes there is 1/4 cup almond flour in the recipe. You can leave it out tho if you like.
A huge hit in my house!
are these bars keto friendly?
NO they arent Keto
Hi! Can I use Coconut Flour in place of the Almond flour?
Hi Dawn, I would do 2 tbs coconut flour instead of the almond flour.
nutrition info per square? or as a whole 9 servings.
nutritional info is per square (9 squares per tray)
I am a huge fan of your recipes! These bars are AMAZING! I’ve made them a few times now, and they are the perfect high protein sweet treat.
Thank you for the wonderful recipes!
Hi Susan, You rock! thanks so much for being here and supporting my website and for your kindness! Keep cooking!
This recipe is amazing! Easy to follow, easy to get all of the ingredients and does not take too much time. Made it a few hours ago and just tried it after letting the dish cool off. My boyfriend loves it and I do as well! I will definitely be making more.
Hi Alina, Glad you both enjoyed the bars! And thanks for the rating!
First attempt kinda sucked. Baked for about 35 minutes cause 25 was still not even close, and things usually cook faster in my oven. set out to cool for 2 hours and then packed in a container overnight cuz they definitely weren’t settled yet after 2 hours and still kind of sucked in the morning way too soft not cooked long enough, not sure what I did wrong since I cook them so much longer and honestly no idea how everyone is giving this five stars. I guess I will have to try them again but not sure what to do differently
Hi Paul, I’m so sorry about the recipe not working for you! The only thing i can think of is the peanut butter. Make sure you are using all natural creamy peanut butter (where the only ingredient is peanuts). Don’t use JIF peanut butter.
I want to make this but have a quick question! In the tik tok video there’s no almond flour. Has the recipe changed to not using almond flour?
Made this the other night and it’s so moist and delicious! I used an 8×8 aluminum pan and baked for 27 mins. I want to try adding cocoa powder next time. How much should I use? TIA
Hi Sheryl, I have that recipe on here… I will link it below:
3 tbs cacao powder
made these last night. was a hit with my son who doesn’t like peanut butter, and bananas. its a better sweet tooth t
go to. baking was a little longer than 25 mins though.
will make this again. thank you!
I made this recipe today, and it turned out delicious!! My husband can’t stop talking them! I switched the almond flour out for oat flour and it turned out great!
what is the carb count per piece? this doesn’t sound low carb. just needing info. thank you.
HI Frankie, its not a low carb recipe. Sorry if there was any confusion about this!
Hello, We love these!!!
Has anyone tried freezing them? I see a few people have asked, but no one has answered.
I’ll have to give it a try. I just don’t want to waste any if they don’t freeze well.
These are amazing!! Is there a way to make them vegan? What would be best to use in place of the egg?
Hi Ciara, try a flax egg or 1/4 cup applesauce. The consistency does slightly change tho!
it’s seems delicious 😍
Hi Emony, thanks so much! They’re a great treat!
I love you, thanks for the amazing recipes ❤️
Hi Angela, I LOVE you too!! Thanks for being here!!
Is the brownie pan 8 x 8?
Hi Lynda, yes it is!
How do I store these ? Do they need to be kept in the refrigerator?
Hi Sharon I store mine on the counter in an air tight container up to 5 days. You can also do the fridge if you prefer
So easy and delicious! We will make these again! Thank you!!
Hi Marisa, glad you liked the bars! Thanks so much for the kind rating!
Hi & thanks for all your recipes!!! I love them all, I follow you on IG. But this recipe is beyond delicious…👏👏😍😍 I had to tweak it a bit, bc I didn’t have Almond flour only Coconut flour. So I googled n read that I had to reduce it alot n prob increase wet ingredients or it may dry out. I used 1/8 or so of coconut flour added 1-2 oz of milk everything else the same. It turned out delicious moist n soo goey yummy… TY again.
Hi Xenia, Glad it worked out for you so well! And I appreciate you sharing your feedback with everyone! Cheers!
Delicious! I added chia seeds and did half peanut butter and half almond butter.
Hi Maria, thanks for sharing your feedback with everyone! Glad you liked the bars!