Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Roasted Banana Bars

Recipe from Cooking Light magazine.

2 cups ripe bananas-about 3
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2-1/4 cups cake flour (I used white flour)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter
2 cups confecteners sugar
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.Combine bananas, 1 Tbsp butter and brown sugar in oven proof dish. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring after 17 minutes. Cool slightly.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
4. In a seperate bowl combine banana, buttermilk, and vanilla.
5. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar. Blend well. Add 2 eggs and mix well.
6. Add flour mixture and banana mixture into butter mixture, alternating the flour and banana mixtures until incorporated. Pour into greased large casserole dish. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
7. Mix creamcheese with powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread on top of cooled banana bars. Sprinkle on chopped pecans.
8. Yeilds 2 dozen bars.
These were very good. Very similar to an iced banana bread.

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