Chewy Peanut Butter Banana Bars
We have been trying to eat healthier but we have had some intense cravings for something sweet lately so that is where this concoction came from. I always have some frozen ripe bananas in the freezer so recipes like this are a quick and easy fix when we need something on a weeknight to satisfy us. Nothing goes together like peanut butter and bananas, except maybe a little chocolate! These are terrific bars that go together super fast and make you feel like you are indulging but are actually getting some power from protein.
Toss all the ingredients together and bake for 25 minutes and you have a healthy treat that is perfect for a sweet tooth that is trying hard to stay on track! I like my sweets chewy but for those that like a crispy or crunchy treat, you can bake these in a bigger pan so they are thinner and bake for 5-10 minutes longer and they come out crunchy. Either way is good!
2 large ripe bananas (if frozen, thaw)
1/2 cup peanut butter (can use creamy or chunky)
1 cup quick cook oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda