Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

I typically buy 4 bananas whenever I go to the grocery store. These bananas typically get eaten. However, the other day, almost a week after I had gone grocery shopping, Nathan said to me, “Those bananas need to get used somehow.” So I made it my mission to find a delicious (and not too terrible for you aka not banana bread) way to use our almost-bad bananas.

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I found this recipe via Together as a Family and decided to give it a shot because I had almost all of the ingredients and it looked semi-healthy.

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Ingredients

6 Tbsp of butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla)

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

3 bananas, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips

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Preheat the oven to 350.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until until creamy.

Add greek yogurt, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined. Add egg, banana, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour. Add the chocolate chips. Stir.

Put mixture into a greased square pan (I used 8×8 but the original calls for a 9×9. I ended up putting a little bit into another small pan so there wasn’t too much in one pan).

Cook for 20-25 minutes. Use a toothpick to be sure it cooks through. Let cool.

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I cut mine into squares, ziplocked them, and put them in the freezer. They’re going to be great to stick into a lunchbox as a treat.

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Of course I ate one warm. It was ooey, gooey, and delicious. I can imagine it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top- YUM!

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Enjoy!

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