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A fail proof, super yum & gluten free lunchbox treat. This Banana Blondie recipe is one of the most requested recipes in our home. A moist choc-chip banana slice that’s low on sugar and wheat free.
Healthy Banana Blondies
I’m just going to tackle the elephant in the room. My photos of these yummy choc banana slice look horrible. I had kids waiting impatiently to eat them. The lighting was bad and my phone had a blurry screen (from my sticky baking fingers – but I only figured that out when I uploaded them to my computer).
Don’t let my images put you off making this recipe. It’s awesome!!! The kids love it. It hardly has any sugar. It’s pretty much fail proof (sticking by this until someone tells me otherwise).
AND … it’s Gluten Free.
Gluten Free Banana Blondies
I don’t normally go out of my way to make a recipe Gluten free, until recently. My eldest daughter has a sensitivity to Gluten which has become a little worse in her teens. Even the smallest smidgen of gluten results in stomach cramps and irritable bowel symptoms. Which is a pain for me. I no need to make sure I include a Gluten free option at every meal.
It’s harder than you think.
Anything gluten free from the store is generally packed with preservatives or additives. And as a home cook, I rely heavily on wheat flour. I didn’t know how much I relied on it until I tried to cut it out.
After a LOT of trial and error and testing out as many Gluten free flour options I could find, I finally settled on using Oat flour as my go to Gluten free alternative in my baking.
It tastes so much better than most of the other gluten free flour options available and all my kids like it. Which is a pretty big deal. Because I don’t like making food that nobody eats.
Clean Eating Choc Chip Banana Blondies
This slice is amazing! I make it all the time for our family. And for good reason too – they love it and it’s so versatile. It’s perfect for lunch boxes, as an after school snack or a weekend treat. Actually, I’m going to go so far as to say you can even eat it for breakfast!
Couple of Notes about the Recipe
- I add a little honey just to activate the baking soda, but I have a feeling the melting choc chips would do the job. I just haven’t tested it yet. (If anyone skips the honey, please let me know how it turns out – I’m always looking for ways to reduce the sugar in our diet).
- I use two ingredient dark choc chips in our home as I’m yet to find a sugar free choc chip that doesn’t have a whole bunch of additives. Till then. I’ll be sticking with these.
Freezing your Banana Blondies
After cutting into squares, you can freeze your choc chip blondies in a freezer proof container or freezer bag. When you are ready to eat them, simply thaw at room temperature until defrosted. Pop them in the microwave if you have impatient kids waiting to eat them and you want to take the chill off them.
More Healthy Snacks
- Healthy flapjacks for kids
- No bake nutty oat bars
- No bake Date slice
- Peanut butter oatmeal bars
- Carrot cake muffins
Healthy Banana Blondie Recipe
Healthy Banana Blondie Recipe
- Wet Ingredients
- 2 x ripe bananas mashed
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- 3½ tbsp Butter Room temperature, soft
- ¾ Cup milk Or milk alternative
- 2 Eggs Lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups Oat Flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 cup dark choc chips
- Preheat Oven to 180’C / 350F
- Line a 9×13 inch baking tray with baking paper
- Mix all wet ingredients together.
- In a separate mixing bowl, sift all dry ingredients together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mix and fold together with a spatula until just combined.
- Stir through choc chips.
- Pout into baking tray
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden and springs back on touching.