Chocobanana Squares: #17 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

I made this moist banana cake recipe up as a way to use up extra bananas with a good dose of chocolate and some healthy oats. It’s my favorite treat for any mood, and what I bake for myself on my birthday. πŸ™‚

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($6.50 total)

2 cups whole wheat flour – $0.32
1 cup bran or oatmeal – $0.12
1 cup brown sugar – $1.04
5 tsp baking powder – $0.08
1/2 tsp baking soda – $0.01
1/2 tsp salt – $0.02
5 ripe bananas – $0.95
1/3 cup butter or margarine – $0.82
2 eggs – $0.58
2 tsp vanilla – $0.40
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips – 1.99

Directions

1. Mix first 6 dry ingredients plus chocolate chips, then blend up wet ingredients and stir into dry. Grease a 9Γ—13β€³ pan and pour the batter into it.

2. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes, and enjoy. I had to cut a piece out before taking the picture below, it was too tempting!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings:  3 = >6 servings
  • Cost per person (prices based on Trader Joe’s/Costco): 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 17/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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