Breakfast/ Dessert/ Snacks & Appetizers

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Bars

Everyone wants a reason to eat chocolate in the morning right? You’re welcome in advance 😉 These are dense and chocolatey and banana filled. Oh and if you warm it up just a bit it turns gooey… yum! Letting the bananas over ripen leads to more and more sweetness without adding too much extra sugar. And these are light on the flour too which is so great for a tasty treat that isn’t gluten filled.

They can definitely be a delicious morning treat… or slightly warmed and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert. I’ve made these with milk chocolate chunks but dark chocolate would be great too!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Bar

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By Serves: 12-15 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
  • ⅓ c brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ c chocolate chunks plus 1 tbsp



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 11x7 glass baking dish* with nonstick cooking spray.


In a large bowl, mash the bananas until almost smooth. I love to use a potato masher for this task. It’s also a great time for the kiddos to help.


Add the brown sugar, coconut oil, milk and egg to the large bowl. Use a whisk to mix until combined.


In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Once combined, add the dry ingredients to the large bowl of wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.


Once combined (not over mixed...once flour is added to the batter, mixing too much leads to a tough bar!), add the ½ c of chocolate chunks. Fold the chunks in until just combined.


Pour the chunky monkey batter into the greased pan. Top with the reserved 1 tbsp of chocolate chunks… purely for pretty factor 🙂


Bake at 375 degrees for 18-22 minutes (ovens vary!). Test with a toothpick and remove when the toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing.


*If you don’t have this size dish, you can potentially use a 9x9 or 8x8. Just make sure you check for doneness sooner as oven times vary with different size dishes. By the way... this is only 12-15 servings if you each just ONE... good luck!

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