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Banana Nut Bars

These are simple and tasty breakfast bars.  They are nice because they are not too sweet, and very filling.

Total cooking time: Less than an hour
Total hands on time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Brown sugar
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
2 large Eggs
8 oz. Plain Applesauce
3 medium Bananas, mashed
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.

  • Mix Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Oats, and Walnuts in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together Eggs, Applesauce, Bananas, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  • Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Banana Bread

Finally, a good banana bread! This one is courtesy of the Food Network.

Total cook time: 2 hrs
Baking time: 1hr 10mins

1 cup granulated sugar
8 TBSP (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 TBSP milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  • Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes on mixing speed 6.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon.
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/banana-bread-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback