Recipe: Banana Bars

This recipe for Banana Bars is from Nestle Toll House. I came across this recipe when my son was little and knew instantly he would like it. What’s not to like? …bananas and mini chocolate morsels…. It was a lunch box and after school snack favorite for years. This is another quick and easy family pleasing snack.

The recipe calls for you to use a 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 inch baking pan. I found that the bars were on the thin side (see picture). I like to use a 9 x 13 pan for a little thicker bar… just up the baking time about 5 minutes… always test it… a toothpick inserted should come out clean… no cake batter, that is…. the pick will have chocolate on it, which is okay.

I used butter in my bars and I used 3 bananas (the original recipe calls for 2 medium bananas)… we love the banana taste. Ripe bananas (bananas with black on the skin) work best… they’re soft and mash well.

I hope you try this excellent recipe from Nestle and be sure to use Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels…. they do bake much better than store brands.



Recipe: Banana Bars

All you need:

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (12 ounce) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels

All you need to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 inch or a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Using your mixer, in a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.

Add the bananas, beat on low.

Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat on low.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the flour mixture into the bowl. Beat until well incorporated.

Fold in the mini morsels.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes. If using a 9 x 13 pan add about 5 minutes to the baking time or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (no batter, it will have melted chocolate on it).

Cool completely.

Cut into bars of desired size.

TIP: I use a pizza cutter to cut my bars, it's quick easy and makes clean even cuts.


sherri said...

I love banana recipes! This one sounds and looks great!

Amariah said...

These look really good..gotta try it out tomorrow.. good thing I bought lots of bananas at the market yesterday ;)

Monica said...

These look incredible! I love banana just about anything. I made banana chocolate chip muffins the other week and they were a huge hit!

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