Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Squares

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DELICIOUS RECIPE ALERT. I am so excited for you guys to try this one – a tasty squares verson of my Classic Banana Bread recipe! These squares have been epic work snacks for me all week and I know you’ll love them too.

Recipe (Makes 16 Squares)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas + 1/2 banana sliced into coins for decoration
  • 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 200g oats, blended into flour (I use Flahavan’s)
  • 50ml of milk of choice
  • 50g of chopped walnuts (or other raw nuts like hazelnuts would be great)
  • 4 squares of 70% or higher dark chocolate (you could use milk chocolate if you prefer!), broken up into small pieces

Method 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven). Line a square baking tin (about 1 inch deep) with grease-proof paper or tinfoil and grease with a little oil.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and a smaller one. Into the large mixing bowl add the dry ingredients – oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
  3. Using a power blender (I use my Nutri-bullet) or a food processor, blend the bananas, eggs, honey, melted coconut oil and milk. Leave the honey aside for now.
  4. Create a small well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and pour in the blended wet mixture. Grab a large spoon, and stir until you have a batter that is more liquid than solid in consistency!
  5. Next, add the walnuts and chocolate chips and mix them in.
  6. Pour the batter into baking dish.
  7. Smooth down the batter evenly. Take your sliced banana coins and lay them on top!
  8. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Stick a fork in at 30 mins – it should come out mostly clean if the squares are done!
  10. Remove from the oven and allow the squares to cool for 30 minutes before tucking in!

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this recipe out – @theirishbalance on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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