Saturday, April 28, 2012

Streusel Banana Nut Bars

I liked the streusel topping that I used in the P B and J Streusel Bars that I posted last week so much, that I decided to use it with another bar cookie.  Since bananas were the Ingredient Spotlight over at Eat at Home this week, I also had bananas on my mind.  I decided to top a favorite banana bar recipe with the streusel topping.  I am glad to say that this worked very well.  The topping added a nice crunchy contrast to the smoothness of the bars.

The banana bar recipe has been in my files forever, and I don’t know where I got it.  It is very good and makes a large amount.  I have used walnuts, pecans and almonds in these, generally using whatever nut I had on hand.

Steusel Banana Nut Bars
1 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
1 c. mashed very ripe banana (2 to 3 medium)
4 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. chopped toasted nuts
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
1 c. butter, chilled

In a large mixing bowl combine sugar and vegetable oil.  Mix well.  Add mashed bananas and beat until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Combine flour, salt and baking powder.  Add to banana mixture and mix until smooth.  Stir in chopped nuts.  Pour into a greased and floured 10x15-inch baking pan.  In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and oats.  Cut in butter until particles are the size of small peas.   Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool.  Cut into bars and enjoy.  Makes about 45 bars.


  1. You're always coming up with great ideas! Sounds like a yummy for the tummy recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck - please come again soon.


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