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Black Bottom Banana Bars

A little while back, I issued myself a challenge to clear out my pantry and freezer.  I've done a good job with it, but I still was looking to reduce it more.  My guys are infamous for not finishing a bunch of bananas, and the result of that is bags that contain 2 or 3 peeled bananas piling up in the freezer. My go-to is normally banana bread, but I'd printed this recipe a while back, and thought I would give it a try.

I made no changes at all to the recipe.   I was distracted while dividing the batter, so my layers came out a little closer to even.  Doesn't matter.  They're delicious.   They're not super sweet, and they've got fruit, so they're great for breakfast as well as dessert!   I made a single pan, but the next time I make them, I will double it, because they went fast.

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Black Bottom Banana Bars

Black Bottom Banana Bars

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa

instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the bananas.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide batter in half. Add cocoa to half; spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with a knife.
  5. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.
Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bottom-banana-bars
bananas, cocoa
Dessert, breakfast, snack
American
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Comments

  1. I have never had these, nor made them, but I shall use brown sugar! :)

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    1. Sounds great! Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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  2. I can see why you want to double the recipe next time. They look and sound delicious.

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    1. I really loved the chocolate layer on the bottom. So good!

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