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Deliciously Simple Banana Bread Bars [AIP, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

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Seriously simple AIP & Paleo banana bread bars with no added sugar. These easy bars are delicious right out of the oven, or even cold out of the refrigerator. A healthy snack loved by both kids and adults! #AIPrecipesforkids #easyAIPrecipes #AIPbananabread #paleobananabreadThis 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, my husband 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 have been one of our go-to snacks.  Enjoy!

Deliciously Simple Banana Bread Bars

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. 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.

  3. Add all dry ingredients to a medium bowl and mix together. Then, add the banana-mash mixture and mix well.

  4. 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).  

  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden-brown.

  6. Let cool, and then slice into bars, and... eat them. YUM! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  

Recipe Notes

We use (and recommend) this palm shortening, tigernut flour, and grass-fed gelatin.

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Seriously simple AIP & Paleo banana bread bars with no added sugar. These easy bars are delicious right out of the oven, or even cold out of the refrigerator. A healthy snack loved by both kids and adults! #AIPrecipesforkids #easyAIPrecipes #AIPbananabread #paleobananabread

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