Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Squares

These healthy, filling sweet squares are the perfect after school treat!  Omit the chocolate chips, and you have a snack perfect for little eaters. 


Free from eggs, dairy and wheat, these are also an allergy friendly snack!  Just be sure you also use allergy friendly chocolate chips. 


Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Squares – Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Café


  • 5 overripe bananas
  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 C sugar {or honey}
  • 4 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips, divided


Begin by pulsing the 4 1/2 C of oats in a blender or food processor until finely ground.  Mix in 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. salt. 


Blend together the 5 overripe bananas, 1/2 C applesauce, 2 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 C sugar. 


Mix the wet and dry ingredients together.  Stir until moist.  IMG_6506

Stir in 2/3 of the chocolate chips, reserving 1/3 of them for the top of the squares.  IMG_6508IMG_6507

Pour into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish and top with the remaining chocolate chips. 

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and the center is set.


Cool and slice into squares. 

Serve and enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. These look great! Healthy for a snack but I bet they're really tasty!! I'll keep this recipe in my back pocket. :)


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