These bars are so moist and chewy, you won't need to add eggs!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x7 inch pan.

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  • In large mixing bowl, mix shortening, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and banana until well blended.

  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the banana mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in chopped nuts. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven.

  • While warm, cut into bars and remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon. Gently roll warm bars in sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium. 19.3 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
These turned out wonderfully soft and moist. I often adapt cake recipes to muffin tins as it makes them more portable. I did the same with this recipe and it turned out great! I also sprinkled the confectioner's sugar mixture on top as soon as they came out of the oven. I did notice that they firmed up a bit after cooling on the rack for about 1/2 hour. These have a nice mellow banana flavour not overwhelming. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2003
I made this recipe for a Hawaiian B-Day party for my 11 yr.old nephew. The kids like the way they tasted. They were just like banana bread; however they weren't very pretty. They sort of fell apart easily. I would probably make them again just for the house but not for a party. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
These turned out wonderfully soft and moist. I often adapt cake recipes to muffin tins as it makes them more portable. I did the same with this recipe and it turned out great! I also sprinkled the confectioner's sugar mixture on top as soon as they came out of the oven. I did notice that they firmed up a bit after cooling on the rack for about 1/2 hour. These have a nice mellow banana flavour not overwhelming. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
These turned out wonderfully soft and moist. I often adapt cake recipes to muffin tins as it makes them more portable. I did the same with this recipe and it turned out great! I also sprinkled the confectioner's sugar mixture on top as soon as they came out of the oven. I did notice that they firmed up a bit after cooling on the rack for about 1/2 hour. These have a nice mellow banana flavour not overwhelming. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2003
I made this recipe for a Hawaiian B-Day party for my 11 yr.old nephew. The kids like the way they tasted. They were just like banana bread; however they weren't very pretty. They sort of fell apart easily. I would probably make them again just for the house but not for a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
These were very easy to make and very moist. They didn't have a strong banana flavor like some recipes do. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2006
Very Nice. I added some shredded coconut and instead of cutting while it was hot and rolling in sugar and cinnomon I sifted the mixture on top while it was hot and let it cool befoe cutting. It is very moist but did seem to be more like a cake than a bar. Still super good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2005
This is an easy and tasty way to use up bananas. I did not have confectioner's sugar so I sprinkled cinnamon/sugar on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
This is the most excellent banana recipe I have ever eaten! Definitely better than banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2004
I thought they were pretty good not the greatest. I enjoyed the overall result although probably should have used riper bananas to get more of banana flavor. Pros: Cinnamon topping was great and i added some crushed cardamom (black seeds only) to give it some kick! I added egg to make more cake like. Nice side thing for work party or potluck. I will try it again without egg. Cons: Cooked faster in my gas oven in 20 mins. it was done. Also don't be worried if 11x17 pan sounds too big when you are pouring batter in it was just right. Conclusion: Had to try this because it sounded so good. looks pretty with topping which was easy to roll in when bars just came out of oven. A few pieces did get wasted because mine got burnt due to time I had set for cooking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2003
Very tasty but when I tried to cut the bars while still warm they crumbled apart. It does work to roll them in the cinnamon-confectioners sugar mixture when cooled. I added some coconut flakes to the mixture before baking. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2003
I did not want to take the warm bars out of pan to roll them in the powdered sugar/cinn. mixture so I just put it on the top like a frosting and then when we ate it we rolled the pieces on the top and it was still yummy. Great for when you need to use up the really ripe bananas and do not want to make bread. Read More
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