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Banana Bars

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Got really ripe bananas? Here's a favorite and delicious way to use them.

Ingredients

Bars

1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/3
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. 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.
  • 2 Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Meanwhile, 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.
  • 4 Spread cooled bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. For bars, cut into 6 row by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted banana bars and freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
165
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
Cholesterol
30mg
0%
Sodium
105mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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