Carob Banana Bars (gluten, sugar, milk, egg free)

by Bea Garth, copyright 2008

Try these delicious carob, banana bars. Again they seem sinfully rich but aren’t since there is no sugar, chocolate, eggs or milk.

preheat oven to 350 degrees

½ cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut milk (or other)
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)

2 cups GF flour mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon stevia powder
½ teaspoon potato flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup carob powder

Optional — Add:
1 cup sunflower seeds (or chopped nuts)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add vanilla extract, coconut milk and applesauce ; beat until thoroughly combined. Blend in mashed bananas.
Combine the gluten free flour mix, potato flour, xanthan gum, carob, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add flour mixture to creamed and mix well.
Optional: Add sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.
Spread into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until the bars test done.
Yields about 2 ½ to 3 dozen bars.

Categories: GF Recipe by Bea Garth

2 replies

  1. Very funny senor Gandhi! You have made my day.



  2. Technically this is one of your best poems. The metric line is faultless, but I loved how you sustained the tricky double imagery throughout. Though I must admit, I thought adding optional seeds and nuts was a thematic cop-out.

    Gandhi in Space


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