Tami's Frosted Banana Bars
 
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Simply the softest, sweetest banana cake with a luscious and creamy vanilla frosting. Just try to eat just one.
Alison:
Serves: 24+ bars
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  • Cake:
  • ½ c. butter
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¾ c. pure maple syrup
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ c. plain vanilla yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Frosting:
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 6 T. room-temperature butter
  • 3-4 T. milk
  • ½ tsp. banana or vanilla extract (optional)
Here's how...
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Banana cake:
  3. Grease a jelly roll pan (10"x15" with sides) OR add a piece of parchment paper and lightly spray it with coconut oil spray or butter.
  4. Cream together the butter, maple syrup, sugar. Add in the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Add in 2 very ripe, mashed bananas (I let my mixer mash them right into the batter).
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until thoroughly combined.
  8. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so until golden all over the top and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  9. Remove the pan to a cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.
  10. Frosting:
  11. Mix room temperature butter with powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, and if desired, ½ tsp. banana or vanilla extract.
  12. Add in 3-4 tsp. milk and continue beating to get to your desired frosting consistency.
  13. Frost the bars with an offset spatula when completely cooled.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/tamis-frosted-banana-bars/