Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

11-13-banana-bars-50As previously mentioned I’m not much of a cook, but I do love to bake. I also love bananas, but I only like them if they are firm and fresh which means I used to waste a lot of bananas. Now I stick my left over bananas in the freezer and use this recipe whenever they start to stack up.

This is a super easy to make desert. It will take you less than 10 minutes to throw together, the rest is baking time.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

2 cups all Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (the recipe calls for mini-morsels, but I use regular size chips)

11-13-banana-bars-39Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl (I don’t actually mix this in a separate bowl. I just add the baking powder and salt gradually as I mix in the flour). Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in chocolate chips. Spread into greased 15×10 inch jelly roll pan.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

I don’t have a 15×10 pan and like thicker bars anyway, so I typically use a 13×9 pan and cook it for 30-33 minutes.

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My husband loves the center and he got a hold of the pan before I could take pictures.

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