Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  2. 1-1/2 cups sugar

  3. 2 eggs

  4. 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)

  5. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda Dash salt FROSTING:

  9. 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

  10. 1/3 cup butter, softened

  11. 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  12. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture just until blended. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.


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