These chocolate chip banana bars are super easy to make and perfect to serve as a snack or dessert. All of the flavor of your favorite banana cake in bar form!




You know how it is! You buy bananas for the family hoping that they will eat them before they go brown. Sometimes they do but usually they don’t! lol! Honestly, that’s the best! It gives you an excuse to make delicious, ooey, gooey chocolate chip banana bars!

We were heading out of town, when I realized I had bananas begging me to make them into a delicious treat! The great thing is this that this recipe comes together really fast and is so easy to make! Perfect for BBQs, potlucks, parties and after school snacks!



Can you use underripe bananas?

It’s best to use ripe or overripe bananas in these bars. They will be much sweeter and more flavorful than underripe. They will also be easier to mash.


How long do they keep?

Once the bars is cooled and cut into bars, transfer to an airtight container. They will keep well at room temperature for up to 3 days and will keep for up to 7 days in the fridge. They make a great addition to daily lunchboxes!


Can you freeze them?

Yes! You can freeze these banana bars either in the dish, or wrap them individually and place in freezer bags. You can thaw them at room temperature or in the fridge.



Recipe Notes and Tips

  • The more ripe your bananas are the sweeter and more banana flavored these bars will be. 
  • Don’t over mix the batter, the dry ingredients should be just combined.
  • Let the cake cool completely before cutting into bars.






  • 5 very ripe bananas about 1 2/3 cup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 15×10.5? pan with non-stick spray.

  • Peel bananas and mash well. Stir in brown sugar, oil, milk and eggs until combined. Add in dry ingredients and stir. Fold in 1/2 the chocolate chips.

  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake 18-22 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into squares.



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