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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

October 18, 2016

Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Rarely do I get the the end of the week and have overripe bananas in the fruit bowl, but when I do, you better believe I’m going to make some kind of dessert with it!  My Healthy Double Chocolate Banana Brownies have been such a hit on Pinterest and Yummly, that I decided to follow up with a peanut butter version!  Because we all know I’m a little nuts about peanuts.  😉  So, just like with those brownies, these yummy bars are gluten free, refined sugar free (except for the chocolate chips and drizzle and those are optional), and oil free.

One thing I can add for advice in baking these, is: when in doubt, bake a little longer.  They are super moist inside so if you don’t want to eat a pile of goo (which I’m actually ok with) let them go a little longer than you would think and check them with a toothpick.  Then, be sure to let them cool all the way and you should be just fine.

Start by grinding up your oats in a food processor and then combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.  

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Add your mashed bananas, peanut butter, apple sauce, greek yogurt, honey, egg, and vanilla to the bowl of your mixer and mix everything until smooth.  

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Add your dry ingredients to the bowl of your mixer as well and then mix until just incorporated.  Then if you are adding chocolate chips, add them in and mix for just another few seconds.  Scoop the mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish and place in your preheated oven.  

Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Start to check with a toothpick at 40 minutes and then adjust the time depending on how it comes out.  

If you want to add a quick chocolate glaze, add the powdered sugar, coco powder, vanilla, and almond milk to a small dish and whisk until desired consistency.  Drizzle over the bars.  Store bars covered in the fridge for up to a week.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Blondies

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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies
Serves 9
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C rolled oats (gluten free if necessary)
  2. 1/2 t baking powder
  3. 1/2 t baking soda
  4. 1 t cinnamon
  5. 1/2 t salt
  6. 1/2 C peanut butter
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 2 medium mashed bananas
  9. 1/2 C unsweetened apple sauce
  10. 1/4 C honey
  11. 2 T plain Greek yogurt
  12. 1 t vanilla
  13. 1/4 C mini chocolate chips
For the glaze
  1. 3 T powdered sugar
  2. 1 T coco powder
  3. 1/2 t vanilla
  4. almond milk until desired consistency (2-3 T)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start by grinding up your oats in a food processor and then combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add your mashed bananas, peanut butter, apple sauce, Greek yogurt, honey, egg, and vanilla to the bowl of your mixer and mix everything until smooth.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to the bowl of your mixer as well and then mix until just incorporated.
  5. Then if you are adding chocolate chips, add them in and mix for just another few seconds.
  6. Scoop the mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish and place in your preheated oven.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Start to check with a toothpick at 40 minutes and then adjust the time depending on how it comes out.
  8. If you want to add a quick chocolate glaze, add the powdered sugar, coco powder, vanilla, and almond milk to a small dish and whisk until desired consistency. Drizzle over the bars.
  9. Store bars covered in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
  1. Macros are for 1 bar. Serves 9 total.
  2. Calories: 222
  3. Fat: 10
  4. Carbs: 27
  5. Protein: 5.5
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