These are super delicious, and if you love bananas and warm spices, you will love these. The warm spices of all-spice and cinnamon are a fall/winter classic. And everyone has had bananas that have over-ripened, which are a perfect way to use them up and not throw anything out.
What you will need:
2-3 mashed bananas
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
First pre-set your oven to 350F. Then mash your bananas with a potato masher. Then in a large bowl mix the bananas with the sugar. Add in the eggs and oil and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, all-spice and cinnamon. Add to the wet ingredients and mix together. If you want to add nuts, now is the time to mix them in.
If you want to prepare this mixture and freeze it for a time when you will need it… Let’s say to bring out before company comes over, or make a bunch now and save you time around the holidays, here is a tip: write down instructions on your freeze bag. Also, don’t add the nuts in until just before, as the nuts will add a bunch of taste the longer it sits with the mixture.
Pour the mixture in a greased pan. I like to have thinner bars, so I chose a 9×13 pan. Bake on middle rack for 30 minutes or so, until the toothpick comes out clean. Also, bananas add a ton of moisture when baking, so bake it a bit longer than you would usually with bars, to help dry out a bit of the moisture. Once they’re done, let cool, then move over to a cutting board or cooling tray.
Want to add an icing to make it even sweeter?! Try using a simple glaze and add fresh ground cinnamon on top.
1 cup icing sugar
2 TBS Milk
1 TBS cold margarine or butter.
Mix together with a fork. If the consistency is thin, then add more sugar. The thicker, the better it will sit on top.