Black Bottom Banana Bars- Taste of Home Tuesday

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. Thank you so much to Rene W for sharing the recipe!

Be sure to check the Mini Ham, Cheese and Onion Frittatas my fellow Volunteer Field Editor Ellen from Family Around the Table made this week!   Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit to Taste of Home? Follow this link and learn how! Want to apply to be a Volunteer Field Editor?  Check out the requirements and apply here



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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
Heat oven to 350ยบ. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the bananas. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. 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. 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





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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