Ingredients: Bars- Butter, Eggs, Bananas, Salt, Vanilla, Sugar, Milk & Lemon Juice (or Buttermilk), Flour, Baking Soda;
Frosting- Butter, Cream Cheese, Milk, Vanilla, Powdered Sugar
First off, the recipe calls for 3/4 cup buttermilk. I really hate buying a whole jug of buttermilk only to use less than a cup. So a substitute is to add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and let it set for 10 minutes. And I like my bars really moist, so I use a whole cup instead of just 3/4 cup.
Okay, once you have your "buttermilk" setting, cream together 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) ...
And 1 1/2 cups of sugar...
Until it is nice and smooth
Add 2 eggs one at a time to the creamed mixture...
And mix until again it is nice and smooth
Mash 3 large bananas
Add the buttermilk...
And mashed bananas to the creamed mixture...
And watch it all mix together :)
In another bowl combine 2 cups of flour...
1/2 teaspoon of salt...
and 1 teaspoon baking soda...
And stir together.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until combined
Finally, add 1 teaspoon vanilla...
And mix until it is all combined.
Pour the batter into a greased jelly roll pan...
And spread evenly.
Then if there is anything left on the spatula make sure you get every last drop :)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
Micah decided he wanted to help with the dishes. I wonder if they make kitchen gloves in Toddler sizes. :)
He got bored helping with the dishes. I continue to wash them and didn't notice how incredibly quiet he had gotten. Steve came home for lunch and asked if I noticed what Micah was doing. I look over and see Micah taking all of the Band-Aids out of their wrapper. Silly boy :)
For the frosting, cream together 3 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup softned butter (half a stick)
Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar
And mix together until nice and smooth
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons milk...
and 1 teaspoon vanilla...
And mix together for a good 2 minutes until it is smooth and almost fluffy.
Spread the frosting onto the cooled bars.
Plate with banana bar=happy man :)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk (I use 1 cup milk + 1 TBS lemon-set for 10 minutes)
3 large bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Add buttermilk and mashed bananas, mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and soda and mix together. Add flour mixture gradually to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix on high for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled bars.