Banana-Cranberry Bars

4
Total Time
55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Not sure what to do with those slightly overripe bananas? Make some of these delicious dessert bars!

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

light butter

1 Tbsp, softened

unpacked brown sugar

¼ cup(s)

uncooked old fashioned oats

1 cup(s)

all-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

baking powder

½ tsp

orange zest

2 tsp

unsweetened orange juice

cup(s)

dried cranberries

3 Tbsp

banana(s)

1 large, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Put butter, brown sugar and banana in a food processor and process until smooth. Add oats, flour and baking powder and pulse until blended. Add zest, juice and cranberries and pulse until a smooth batter forms with bits of cranberry throughout.
  3. Spread batter in baking pan and smooth top with a wooden spoon. Bake until firm and golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 8 bars.

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