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Banana Nut Bars

Fluffy, Delicious Banana Bars Loaded with Walnuts and Topped with Cream Cheese Frosting with a Hint of Cinnamon!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

For the Bars

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease or spray a 9x13 pan.
  • Beat sugar, mashed bananas, oil, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup of flour along with the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the other 1/2 cup of flour and mix until well blended.
  • Add the walnuts and mix.
  • Pour batter into greased pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
  • Cool completely.

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl on low speed. Gradually add the cinnamon and powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Spread on top of cooled bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg