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Buttermilk Banana Bars

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BUTTERMILK BANANA BARS

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2010-10-31 Other
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Moist, pretty and delicious, these bars look very pretty on a platter for a ladies luncheon or baby shower.

  • Servings: 48 bars
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

2-1/ 2
Cups
All-purpose Flour
1-1/ 2
Cups
Sugar
1
Teaspoon
Baking Powder
1/ 2
Teaspoon
Baking Soda
1/ 2
Teaspoon
Salt
3/ 4
Cup
Butter, melted
2/ 3
Cup
Buttermilk or Sour Milk*
1-1/ 4
Cups
Mashed Ripe Banana
2
Eggs
2/ 3
Cup
Chopped Walnuts
1
Recipe
Cream Cheese Frosting, see recipe below

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl stir together the butter, buttermilk, mashed banana, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Fold in walnuts.

2. Spread in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

3. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread over the cooled dessert. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 48 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium mixing bowl, beat together one 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened; 1/2 cup butter or margarine; and 1 tablespoon vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Sift one 1-pound package powdered sugar; gradually add to butter mixture, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy.

*Note: To make sour milk, place 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Pour in enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.