Saturday, June 7, 2014

Banana Bars

Don't you just want to take a bite?
Delicious and easy.  A nice snack cake for school lunches.

Banana Bars

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Grease an 10 x 15 pan x 1. Preheat oven to 350F.  In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt.  Set aside.
In a larger bowl beat the butter with the sugar. Add in eggs one at a time.  In a measuring cup combine all the wet ingredients, mashed banana, buttermilk, vanilla. Add half of the wet ingredients to the butter sugar mixture.  Add half of the dry.  Then the rest of the wet and last the dry. Just mix until incorporated. Pour into a 10 x 15 x 1. Smooth out the top.  Bake until golden around the edges- 20 to 215 minutes.
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 My azaleas are looking all pretty.

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