Banana Bars

Banana Bars

Got really ripe bananas? Here's a favorite and delicious way to use them.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

dozen

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
  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.
Makes 2 dozen bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted banana bars and freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 165
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 105mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.