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Banana Squares Recipe
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Banana Squares Recipe

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When we were first married, my husband was in the Navy. Stationed in Puerto Rico, we had banana trees growing in our yard, so I found ways to use dozens of ripe bananas at a time. I made these banana squares often. They freeze well and make a great snack to have on hand when friends drop in for coffee. —Susan Miller, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Whipped cream and sliced bananas, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks; mix well. Add bananas. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Fold in egg whites. Fold in nuts if desired.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and a few banana slices. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Banana Squares in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

This is the best banana cake I have ever tasted. It's so moist and flavorful. My husband even liked it and he doesn't usually like cake. I will make this again.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

Very tastey. I didn't want to share with others, but the people I did share with wanted the recipe from me.

I left out the nuts as they're expensive at the moment, but it turned out great.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

This is our family's all time favorite way to use ripe bananas. Very moist!!

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

One of my husband's favorite things i bake is banana bread, and he likes these banana squareseven better. They are so moist and turn out beautiful every time. I only have to bake mine for 30min for perfect doneness, but it may be because I use a dark pan (?). Absolutely wonderful! A new family favorite!

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

I was looking for a recipe to use up some ripe bananas I had on hand and this is a winner! Because of food allergies in our home, I'm always modifying recipes to meet those needs. So I used almond milk in place of buttermilk, and 1 c. buckwheat flour with 1/2 c. rice flour in place of the all purpose flour. We will be having these yummy bars again!

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