Oil-free Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Squares

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Woohoo!  Today is the second anniversary of An Unrefined Vegan and I would really love to be celebrating in person with my friend, Somer, instead of virtually – but the next best thing is guest-posting on her blog, Vedged Out.  Today I’m sharing a super easy, crazy delicious recipe for banana bread that would be absolutely perfect for sharing with a good friend over a cup of cocoa.  No special occasion necessary.  

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Vegan Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Squares by An Unrefined Vegan


Quick Chocolate Chip Banana (Bread) Squares
Serves 12
Over the years I’ve made a lot of banana bread from many different recipes. A lot. This one is the simplest I’ve ever made and also the most delicious.
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269 calories
41 g
0 g
12 g
4 g
3 g
90 g
120 g
21 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 large, very ripe bananas, mashed
  2. 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp. water (whisk together then let sit for a few minutes)
  3. 1/3 cup natural almond butter
  4. 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  5. 1 full stopper of liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals Alcohol-free Stevia Pure Liquid)
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. pinch salt
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  10. 1 cup vegan, stevia-sweetened semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Lily's Sweets)
  11. 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 9-inch x 9-inch baking pan with oil - or line w/ parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, flaxseed meal, almond butter, sugar, and stevia. Stir well.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and firm on top. Let cool before slicing.
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35 thoughts on “Oil-free Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Squares

  1. Brittany

    AHH HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! I hope for two more, and then two more and so on!!! LOVE your blog..keep rocking my friend! Also, I would love to attend your celebration with this bread..yum.

  2. tearoomdelights

    Happy anniversary! Two years old and stronger than ever, I’m so glad I came across your blog, it has provided me with many happy thoughts of tasty treats. Your photos, which have always been great, just seem to keep getting better. I’m in awe.

  3. RG

    Chocolate and Bananas are my favorite especially in bread. I have to hop on to Vedged Out’s blog. Happy 2nd anniversary! Woohoo!!!

  4. celestedimilla

    Congrats on two years of awesome blogsomness! Okay, so I tried to make up a cool word and it didn’t work out so well. You and your blog, on the other hand, are awesome!!!

    I know you’re one busy blogger with the potluck and the holidays coming up and all, but if you ever find the time I’d love for you to do a post on blogging. You know, a post helping other bloggers to learn the ropes. I know I’m not a new blogger anymore, but I still feel like there are lots of things that I’m missing out on and have yet to learn. I’m sure I could learn loads from you Annie. Just a thought, if you ever have the time. Celeste 🙂

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Awesome Blogsomness is mighty cool! You KNOW I’d love to guest post on HIYV – thank you for the invitation. Coincidentally, I’ve been working on a post about blogging. Give me some time to polish it up – – once the Potluck is over I should have some breathing room to concentrate on it. Thanks, girl!

      1. celestedimilla

        Oh, that’s wonderful that you’re working on a post on blogging. I look forward to it!! And I didn’t actually mean for you to do it as a guest post on my blog, but I would certainly be honored to feature it on my blog. Actually, I’d be honored to feature ANY guest post from you on my blog!! When the craziness is over and you have some time to share a guest post – please do!

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