BANANA BARS

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15 min Prep
1 hr 45 min Total
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24 Servings

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


Ingredient List
    Bars
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
    Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups powdered sugar
Preparation
  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
  • You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted banana bars and freeze up to 2 months.