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    Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars

    Grain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars
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     My weekly banana bread craving has kicked in. Shocker, I know.

    I seriously cannot go more than a week without baking some type of banana bread. We may or may not go through over a dozen bananas every couple of days, but at least they are an inexpensive fruit right?

    These Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars have to be one of my favorites ever on the blog. Also my Mom was over recently and she said this is her personal favorite banana bread recipe so far. She doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth either so coming from her, I knew these were a winner. I wanted to create a banana bread bar that wasn’t too sweet or dessert-like and these seem to fit that perfect.

    These banana bread bars are the perfect quick breakfast bar, after school snack or still as a dessert. I have been eating them when that 3pm sweet tooth kicks in and feel nothing but satisfied afterwards. Because they are sweet, filling and I feel good about eating them when they are this clean.

    Grain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread BarsGrain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars
    The best part? They are made with just 6 easy ingredients and are gluten and dairy-free thanks to Simple Mills. Simple Mills holds a seriously special place in my heart. They make clean baking mixes that taste amazing. Seriously though. They are fool proof. I recently made their chocolate muffin & cake mix for my brother-in-law’s birthday and he loved them. No one believes me when I say that they were made with almond flour and coconut sugar.
    Also they have a handful of delicious products for you to enjoy. They have pizza crust, bread, cookie, pancake mixes and more. Everything is gluten and dairy-free. Also they just launched a new line of crackers made with almond flour and they are straight up AMAZING. We have been dipping them in hummus, guac, you name it. Basically Simple Mills is the best..ever.
    For these Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars, we are using their banana muffin mix. You need this plus 6 easy ingredients and you are set. Almost too good to be true. And you can probably sub the eggs with flax egg if you are making these plant based. I haven’t tested it yet but it should definitely work.
    These banana bread breads are also the best because they taste amazing warm AND cold. I put some in the fridge to test and actually loved how good they were cold. Also put some in the microwave to reheat too so the chocolate chunks get are melty and good. You will LOVE.
    Finally, if you do make these bars and love them, please don’t forget to share on social media. I love seeing the twist you babes put on my recipes and how you enjoy them. Especially when it comes to banana bread 🙂 If you follow along Simple Mills, they will also be sharing recipes, tips & tricks to keep snacking easy, delicious and simple. Tag #BackToSimple #HealthySnacking to share your own recipes & tips. For every healthy snack idea that you post on social media and tag with #BacktoSimpleSnacking, you’ll get automatic double entry into our giveaway.
    Grain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread BarsGrain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars
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    Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 25 mins
    Total Time 30 mins
    Yields 9 bars

    Ingredients

    • 1 package of Simple Mills Banana Muffin Mix
    • 3 eggs (haven't tested with fax egg but should work)
    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your milk of choice)
    • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
    • 3/4 cup chocolate chunks

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8x8 baking dish with spray or coconut oil
    2. Whisk together eggs, almond milk and coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl
    3. Mix in banana muffin mix and cacao powder
    4. Fold in chocolate chunks and mix with spatula or spoon
    5. Pour into 8x8 baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes
    6. Finally, let cool before serving
    7. *Will stay in fridge for 5-7 days or freeze for longer*

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    xx, Rach
    Grain & Dairy-free Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Bars
    This post was sponsored by Simple Mills. I am so grateful to work with products I love and use and share them on the blog.
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    11 Comments

  • Reply Medha August 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

    These banana bread bars look like an amazing way to be creative with that muffin mix!

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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It August 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Love the simplicity of this recipe!! I’m ALWAYS craving banana bread, and there’s no shame in that 😉 These look delicious Rachel! xo

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  • Reply Meah Konstanzer August 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love the addition of the chocolate chunks! It doesn’t matter what kind of bread I’m making (banana, zucchini, pumpkin, etc.), but I ALWAYS add some chocolate. I agree, the chocolate chunks always get some melty and dreamy when heated, so they’re a must have!

    xxMeah

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  • Reply Addie Martanovic August 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    You know I just love this OH so much 🙂

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  • Reply Lili @ Travelling oven August 6, 2016 at 10:22 am

    So delicious! I love your recipes and your photos always leave me hungry! 🙂

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  • Reply Rachel Brown October 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

    These look amazing and love – LOVE – the simple ingredients!!!!!

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  • Reply Attika November 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Looks amazing!!! Can I substitute the muffin mix with other ingredients? The mix isn’t available in my country :”(

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