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Banana Bars


Re-posted with permission from THE RIGHT RECIPE, Banana Bars is a moist cake-like dessert with tons of banana flavor.

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Here’s a wonderfully easy and extraordinarily tasty little bar recipe that I tried this week.  I needed to use up some over-ripe bananas and was in the mood to try something different.  Since I am traveling right now and not in possession of my collection of cookbooks, I moseyed on over to Tastespotting and searched for photos with the keyword “banana”.  So… this recipe is comes courtesy of Cooking Classy and it is definitely a keeper!  Enjoy!

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For the base:
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons applesauce
1 egg
1 cup over-ripe mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)
For the frosting:
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup pecans, lightly toasted and chopped
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients for the base in a large mixing bowl.  Mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.  Pour mixture in to a buttered 13×9 inch baking pan and spread evenly.  Bake about 20-25 minutes…until edges are just beginning to turn golden and center is puffed and set.  Cool completely.
Mix the 5 frosting ingredients together in a medium bowl.  Whip until fluffy.  Spread evenly over cooled banana base and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
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Power up with these awesome cookies.

Take some outdoors and enjoy the day.

Gather:

1 1/4 cup flour (I use a combination of white & wheat)

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup oatmeal 

1 teaspoon baking soda

dash salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup light brown sugar

6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

1 egg

1 very ripe banana

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

Cream brown sugar and butter with a spoon until fluffy. Add banana and egg; beat with a fork until blended. Stir in the dry ingredients (flour, coconut, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon). Stir in the raisins and walnuts.

This time I added a little bit of my homemade granola (ground in processor). YUM!

Bake 325 for 12-15 minutes.

How awesome is that?!


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