Banana Bars

1/2 butter, softened
1 1/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium)
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occassionally. Beat in the egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until combined. Beat or stir in the flour. Stir in pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
2. Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Icing. Cut into bard.

NOTE: If you are using a pan that is 16x11, shave a couple minutes off of the baking time to prevent the bars from burning.

Powdered Sugar Icing
1 c. powdered sugar
1/4 t. vanilla
1 T. milk or orange juice

1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 T. milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 t. at a time, until icing reaches drizzling consistency. This makes enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake. Or in this case, the large pan of banana bars.


yummy! I love banana's and any time I can bake with them is a good thing!

March 15, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

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