Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is a good way to use up those ripe bananas. Recipe from Betty Crocker.
Make and share this Banana Bars recipe from Food.com.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup mashed banana, very ripe (2 medium)
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease bottom and sides of 13 x 9 pan.
- In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, bananas, oil, and eggs with spoon.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Spread in pan.
- Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely, about 1 hour.
- In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.
- Gradually beat in powdered sugar with spoon, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and spreadable.
- Spread cooled bars with cream cheese frosting.
- Store in refrigerator.
Me and My mom loved it. I love both version...I love the original recipe and my low fat version also :) I decided to play with the recipe a little bit, I made it low fat.
I used 1/4 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon applesauce, 1 egg and everything else the same. I baked it in 8inch square pan. It was very moist and yummy. It tasted just like banana bread! I left out the frosting too :)
Thanks Lavender Lynn for the great recipe!
Excellent! Even my DH who claimed he didn't like banana baking loved this. I had to make him say he liked banana baking before he had a 3rd piece. I think next time I make it I'll use an 8in square pan that way the bars are a little thicker. For the icing I only used 1 cup of icing sugar instead of 2 and it was still quite sweet but spreadable. *UPDATE* I doubled the recipe in a 9x13in pan to make more of a cake instead of a bar and it turned out great! Baked for 55 mins
WOW, WOW, WOW!! What a great recipe! I used this on a catering platter and got rave reviews from all. This recipe doubles, triples and even quadruples nicely, which works great for serving a crowd. It yeilds a dense, flavourful square that has the consistency of a brownie. Very simple to make, which also scores high points with me. This will be on my regular catering rotation, which speaks volumes of how much we loved this recipe. Thanks Lynn! Made for Aussie Swap :)