Amazing Banana Coconut Bars

banana coconut barsThis is the recipe you’ve been waiting for!  Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, delicious, amazing banana coconut bars! I had to take this picture right away as they were disappearing.  The goodness of a muffin, the simplicity of bars, no extra sweeteners, and 100% yummy!

Ingredients:

1-3/4 cup Gluten-Free Mama coconut blend flour (or your favorite gluten-free flour mix)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut

3 bananas, mashed (just over 1 cup)
1/3 cup coconut oil or apple sauce
2 Tablespoons flax seed, mixed with 6 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup coconut milk (or soy or almond milk)

1 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, moistened with 2 t. coconut oil and 2 t. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use a dab of coconut oil to grease a 13×9 inch pan.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, and coconut.  In a 4 cup measuring cup, mash the bananas.  Then, add the other wet ingredients to the bananas: coconut oil (softened in microwave) or apple sauce, flax seed and water, and coconut milk.  Mix well.  Pour the wet banana mixture over the dry ingredients bowl and stir together.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan.  Top with moistened coconut.  Bake 23 minutes or until it seems just right.  Place pan on cooling rack.  Cut and enjoy!

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!  Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.

 

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