Simple AIP banana bread bars that are also paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free with no added sugar. A perfect snack for both kids and adults!
This recipe was born one evening when the craving for something banana-y was strong. I was very pregnant, exhausted, and had zero desire to do anything… except eat banana bread.
So I grabbed my basic Autoimmune Protocol baking essentials, threw it all together in a bowl, slapped the batter it into a baking dish, and BAM – into the oven.
With all the hopes in the world for delicious banana bread – I was reminded, about 15 minutes into this baking journey, that egg-free things don’t really rise all that much. Sigh…
But, the banana craving prevailed, and I took my butter knife and cut a slice of my freshly baked creation. Just as I was about to take the first bite, my toddler dropped her things and screamed “BAH-NAH-NAH BREAD!” She took a bite, and a smile emerged from ear to ear.
Then, Frank walked through the door after a long day of work, greeted by the delicious smell of banana bread (bars). He grabbed a few slices.
I grabbed a few slices.
And we all ate… them all.
Ever since, they’ve been one of our go-to snacks. Enjoy!
Deliciously Simple Banana Bread Bars
- 3 Ripe Bananas (about 1lb unpeeled)
- 1/4 Cup Palm Shortening (*see notes for brand)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Tigernut Flour (*see notes for brand)
- 1/3 Cup Tapioca or Cassava Flour (we use Cassava)
- 1 tsp Grass-Fed Gelatin (*see notes for brand)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash bananas with a fork (or other form of mashing tool). Melt the palm shortening and mix with the banana mash and vanilla in a small bowl.
Add all dry ingredients to a medium bowl and mix together. Then, add the banana-mash mixture and mix well.
Line an 8x8in baking dish with parchment paper and scoop the batter into the dish (or just eat it… I may or may not have done this).
Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden-brown.
Let cool, and then slice into bars, and… eat them. YUM! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
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Hi! I’m Anna, co-founder of Healthy Habits Reset. After managing my own autoimmune diseases using lifestyle, habit, and mindset changes, I now work to teach others how to navigate the treacherous and confusing journey of chronic illness living. I firmly believe YOU hold the power to question, think critically, and become your own rock-solid advocate in a world full of unhealthy habits, so you can find the healing you deserve.