Almond Butter Swirl Banana Bread Bars

Banana bread is so, so delicious, but most recipes are no better for you than a slice of cake. With a few tweaks and a swirl of almond butter, you can make banana bread squares that are wholesome enough to eat for breakfast.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray {or oil from a Misto, as I do}. Set aside.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, beat together mashed bananas, coconut oil, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to wet ingredient, mixing until just combined. {Don't over-mix.}

Step 4

Scoop the batter into the prepared baking pan. Dollop the almond butter* a teaspoon at a time on top of the batter. Using a skewer or the end of a knife, swirl gently into the batter.

Step 5

Bake for about 40-45 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Cool for 20-30 minutes before slicing.

Step 5

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