Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A hint of lemon in the frosting is a nice complement to the spiced banana bars. Nice light texture.Original recipe is from Taste Of Home magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 13"X9" pan.
  3. Cream together margarine and sugar.
  4. Beat in the egg.
  5. Stir in banana.
  6. Stir in the milk.
  7. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and nuts (if using).
  8. Stir into creamed mixture.
  9. Spread in the pan.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350F.
  11. until golden brown.
  12. Frosting: Melt margarine.
  13. Stir in icing sugar and lemon juice.
  14. Stir in water, 1 tsp.
  15. at a time, to get a good spreading consistency.
  16. Spread over warm bars.
  17. Cool completely.
  18. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

quick, easy, and makes very light bars, loved the easy frosting too!

chia August 11, 2003

These were really good! They made a nice, light snack. They were rather thin though, so use a smaller pan.

DCKiki February 18, 2008

I used wholewheat flour and didn't ice them. They were like a pan version of banana bread which is excellent if you don't have enough bananas to make a whole loaf.

Midge_ November 02, 2005