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Banana Bars

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Banana Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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We've all been there. You let your bananas get a little too ripe, and now it's time to figure out what to do with them. Our favorite way to use them is in Banana Bars! With a tender, cake-like base and mouthwatering cream cheese frosting, our Banana Bars recipe is a must-make. You didn't hear it from us, but Banana Bars with cream cheese frosting will fly off the plate, so make sure to save yourself a few before serving them.
Updated Jun 23, 2021

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted banana bars and freeze up to 2 months.
  • tip 2
    If desired, lightly dust the top of your frosting with cinnamon in this Banana Bars recipe.
  • tip 3
    Make these into chocolate-chip Banana Bars by omitting the cinnamon, and stirring in 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips before spreading the batter in the pan. Garnish frosted top with additional chocolate chips, if desired.

Nutrition

165 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
165
Calories from Fat
65
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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