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Gooey S'mores Banana Bread Bars: A Vegan and Gluten-Free Delight

Gooey S'mores Banana Bread Bars: A Vegan and Gluten-Free Delight

Indulge in the irresistible taste of S'mores Banana Bread Bars, where the classic flavors of s'mores meet the comforting texture of banana bread. These gooey, chocolatey bars are packed with vegan marshmallows, rich chocolate chips, and crunchy graham crackers, making them a perfect treat for anyone looking for a decadent yet health-conscious dessert. Whether you're sensitive to gluten or simply exploring new baking horizons, these bars are designed to satisfy all your dessert cravings.

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Why you'll love it: These bars offer a delicious combination of flavors and textures — from the sweetness of ripe bananas and maple syrup to the melty joy of chocolate chips and the unique texture of marshmallows. The addition of graham crackers brings a nostalgic twist to the traditional s'mores experience, all wrapped in a moist and tender banana bread base. They are easy to prepare, vegan and can be made gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy them without hesitation.

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Perfect occasion: These S'mores Banana Bread Bars are a fabulous choice for casual get-togethers, potlucks, and kids' parties. They're also perfect as a special after school snack or a sweet treat to brighten up any day of the week. Serve them at your next family movie night or pack them for an adventurous outdoor picnic.

Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of indulgence, drizzle melted vegan chocolate over the cooled bars. You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon or cocoa powder before serving to enhance the visual appeal and add depth of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oil (any neutral oil like coconut or vegetable)
  • 1 1/4 cups 1:1 gluten-free flour (or substitute all-purpose flour if you're not avoiding gluten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegan chocolate chips (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup vegan marshmallows, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers (gluten-free if necessary), plus extra for garnish
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Directions:

  1. Get ready for baking:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and lightly grease with oil.
  2. Mix the ingredients :
    • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with the maple syrup. Stir in vanilla extract and oil until well combined.
    • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until everything is well combined to avoid overmixing.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips, marshmallows and crushed graham crackers.
  3. Bake the bars:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. replaces the word nice with emptyp with extra marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, and chocolate chips for a loaded s'mores effect.
    • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 37 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool and serve:
    • Let the bars cool in the pan before cutting them into squares. This ensures that they set properly and are easier to serve.

Enjoy these mouthwatering S'mores Banana Bread Bars, a delicious fusion of classic desserts that will keep everyone coming back for more!

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