Sunday, August 10, 2008

Black-Bottomed Banana Bars

My bananas were getting over ripe, so I decided to make one of my favorite recipes that uses bananas - Taste of Home's Black-Bottomed Banana Bars. They are so yummy. This was the first recipe I ever made from Taste of Home many years ago when I was pregnant with my son! The bars are almost cake-like and moist. They never stay around long.

Black-Bottomed Banana Bars
source: Taste of Home Magazine

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

Directions: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined. Blend 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. x 2-in. baking pan. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the bars test done. Cool.

Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.

1 comment:

Alwayzbakin said...

Looks yummy. Looks a little like the black and white banana loaf. But this one looks way easier.