Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Squares
slightly adapted from KAF Whole Grain Baking
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups whole spelt flour
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
Place the margarine and sugar in a bowl. Cream until smooth.Beat in the banana, vanilla, baking powder, salt and spices, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and incorporate. Beat in the flour, mixing thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the bars for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out moist but not liquid. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Cover and let rest overnight before cutting.