• 30 Ratings

This is a great recipe to make when you have overripe bananas at your house. Being extra-ripe means that they are sweeter and are easier to mash.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
25 mins at 350°
Yield:
48 bars
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Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

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  • 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 occasionally. Beat in egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the almonds.

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  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven about 25 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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  • Spread with Butter-Rum Frosting. Cut into bars. If desired, just before serving, sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts (Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting)

111 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 12mg; sodium 60mg; potassium 33mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 0g; sugar 13g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.

Butter-Rum Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed of an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in half of the powdered sugar. Beat in rum and vanilla. Beat in the rest of the powdered sugar and enough milk to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

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Reviews

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
I've made this recipe a few times but instead of making the frosting, I add about a cup of chocolate chips to the batter. It's always a hit when I bring it somewhere.
Rating: Unrated
02/09/2014
Me gusta mucho el pastel de platano.lo voy a hacer.
Rating: Unrated
03/18/2014
Banana Bars, a simple after meal dessert or an afternoon snack!
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Rating: Unrated
11/12/2014
The frosting is not good, in my opinion. The bars were just ok.
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