Banana Bars

 If you are like me each week you find this on your counter…

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…ripe bananas from the week before.  When I see this, I think to myself do I throw them away or should I make something with them.  Well this week I decided to make banana bars with them.  Here’s a great recipe for you to use up your ripe bananas.

First start by mixing your softened butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla together in a bowl.  Then in a different bowl mix your dry ingredients flour, soda and salt.  Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until you have it all combined.  Next pour it into a greased 10×15 jelly roll pan or a different shallow baking pan.banana bars Spread batter in the pan and then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Next it is time to make the buttercream frosting. In a mixer blend 1/3 cup softened butter, 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. salt until smooth.

banana barsOnce your bars are cool, you can frost them.banana bars

Now serve and enjoy!

Banana Bars
A delicious bar
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Cook Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup softened butter
  2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 ripe bananas mashed
  5. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla
  7. 2 cups flour
  8. 1 tsp. soda
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. First start by mixing your softened butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla together in a bowl. Then in a different bowl mix your dry ingredients flour, soda and salt. Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until you have it all combined. Next pour it into a greased 10x15 jelly roll pan or a different shallow baking pan. Spread batter in the pan and then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
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Buttercream Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup softened butter
  2. 1 lb. powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. In a mixer blend 1/3 cup softened butter, 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. salt until smooth.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/