Banana Walnut Bars {Vegan}

Delicious Banana Walnut Bars with a caramel sauce that is layered in the dessert! These vegan snack bars are delicious for anyone, but those that avoid animal products will especially appreciate this tasty dessert!

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Banana Walnut Bars – Vegan Recipe

Guys, the art of entertaining has been slowly dying for me and I’m not too happy about that. I need to find a way back to enjoying the company of others in my home as well as finding stress-free meals that are acceptable for all types of menu plans.

When Alan was on active duty military status I used to entertain a good portion of the 28 years that he served. I really enjoyed getting my Navy family and friends together to share meals.

Sometimes the gathering would be a potluck where everyone brought their favorite dish, and many times I would host the whole event.

Yep, every detail; décor, menu, drinks, cooking, cleaning that was required for a hosted gathering.

I never-ever (EVER!) worried that I might prepare something that would cause a reaction to a food allergy or that would be restricted in our guest’s diet.

Delicious Vegan Banana Walnut Bars - The Foodie Affair

Very few people had food related allergies or if there were friends that were allergic to foods, I wasn’t aware of the issue. Most of my circles of friends were meat and veggie eating, dairy sipping, as well as grain noshing folks.

With the exception of my vegetarian circle, which was less than 5 of the friends I knew, we did not exclude entire food groups from our diets.

Times sure are changing! I’m not saying one way is better than another (I’ve limited food groups temporarily too). My point is that in the past it was easier for me to serve a meal that would be enjoyed by everyone!

Delicious Vegan Banana Walnut Bars - The Foodie Affair

Banana Blondie Recipe Without Dairy or Eggs

I need some fabulous back-up recipes that do limit some food groups. This recipe is made without eggs or butter, so your vegan friends are covered with this sweet treat.

I’m always a little skeptical when a bar-type of recipe doesn’t use eggs as a binder, but boy this recipe held together well!

The added bonus is the caramel sauce that’s baked right into these bars. What a delicious addition!

Gluten-free? I suppose I should have used a grain-free alternative! Whoops! SEE the dilemma when choosing recipes that are acceptable across the board?

Delicious Vegan Banana Walnut Bars - The Foodie Affair

This recipe is a keeper and will make again. These bars are delicious and will be enjoyed by all!

How do you adjust to cooking for those with dietary restrictions?

A white place of banana snack bars with a walnut on top of each piece

Banana Walnut Bars (Vegan)

Tender banana snack bar with a vegan caramel sauce baked in the center of the bars. These are a delicious cross between blondie bars and cake.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, banana snack bars, bars, dessert, vegan recipe
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas small, medium, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Confectioner’s Sugar

Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • 7 Tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons cold water
  • 4 ounces coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • In a small saucepan add coconut sugar and water and heat over medium. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Continue to heat until the ingredients start to bubble. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Cool.

Blondie Walnut Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Line a 8"x8" baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat coconut oil and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add mashed bananas.
  • In a small cup or mini bowl combine baking powder and vinegar until well combined.
  • Add baking power and vinegar mix to banana mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add flour and mix all ingredient together.

To Assemble

  • Pour half of the batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Top with prepared caramel sauce.
  • Add the additional batter.
  • Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add additional confectioner's sugar (generous amount).
  • Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the blondie portion of the bars come out clean.
  • Cool before cutting.


Caramel sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Recipe credit: The Seaman Mom.

Delicious Vegan Banana Walnut Bars - The Foodie Affair
Delicious Vegan Banana Walnut Bars - The Foodie Affair

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  1. I’m laughing my way through this delicious post because my daughter has a 6 food allergies, so I feel your pain of trying to make something to please everyone! Unfortunately one of her allergies is tree nuts so we won’t be able to make these together but they look wonderful and you did a great job of making sure they hold together w/out the egg!

  2. I always ask what people can and cannot eat anymore. We don’t run into food allergies much, but there is always someone on a different diet or vegetarian, low carb etc. It can be hard. This recipe would be fantastic for some many.

  3. First of all, your pictures are melt in your mouth good!!! These bars look so tasty!!! I am trying to be good on a diet but I may have to try these out at my next dinner party!

  4. I totally agree with how hard it can be with so many different dietary restrictions!

    Your bars sound wonderful. All I had to read was caramel and you sucked me right in!

  5. Sandra, what a great honor to have my recipe featured on your site! Thank you so much!
    I must admit your bars hold together much better than mine and they look oh, so delicious! Thank you again, you just made my day!

    1. You have several recipes that I’ve had my eye on, but this one called out to me the loudest!. Plus, I had bananas that I needed to use up! 🙂 It’s so good, Petro!! XO