Monday, 15 August 2011

Baking My Way: Spicy Banana Bars

So I had one rip banana and I was just going to go for the default when that happens- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins but I remember about my goal and decided to find something that would work. I found this recipe and although presentation wise it doesn't look that great these bars are super tasty and make a great spring or summer light treat! Also great with tea or coffee!

I give these a 4 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")

- 1/4 butter
- 1/3 mashed banana
- 1/4 milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans

- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2-4 teaspoons water

Bar Instructions:
- Heat oven to 350.
- Grease and flour 13x9 inch pan.
- In a bowl mix butter and banana; blend well.
- Add milk and eggs; blend well.
- Add all remaining bar ingredients; blend well.
- Spread in the prepared pan, bake for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting Instructions:
- Melt butter in a small saucepan.
- Stir in icing sugar, lemon juice and water
- Spread over warm bar
Cool completely before cutting into squares


  1. Super easy and super tasty! Love it!

  2. It's good to find another tasty treat. Thank you for sharing it at Joy of Desserts.

  3. I always have bananas getting too ripe on my counter- this looks like a wonderful way to use one of them. I love the spices! :)

  4. Hi Amanda, we are featuring this, tomorrow. It sounds so yummy. I am sure many people will want to make it.

    Thanks for linking up with us.

  5. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless MOndays. It is our featured dessert for our featured meal.

    Come visit and feel free to bring some more recipes.

  6. oh that's so exciting chaya, thanks for letting me know!


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