Monday, November 8, 2010

Banana Walnut Bars

This is a fast and healthy recipe that yields a soft, bread-like bar cookie. I made this in a loaf pan, but next time I plan to use an 8x8 pan for a thinner bar.

I always use real banana in my banana flavored treats, but sometimes I don't want the texture to be altered by it. Have you tried banana extract or flavoring? If so, what did you think of the result?

1 cup wheat flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp margarine
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg white
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/8 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda is a small bowl. Set aside.
Cream together the margarine and brown sugar. Add egg and mix. Stir in the mashed banana. Mix in walnuts and mini chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan or 8x8 baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
Yields 12 bars.


  1. I've never tried banana extract...these banana bars look really good with their real banana!

  2. My bananas are ripening quickly and I've been debating what to make. This looks perfect! I've never tried banana extract or flavoring either.

  3. I have never tried banana extract, but your bars look awesome, My little monkeys would devour these..