Thursday, November 25, 2010
Cookie Recipe #327 - Banana Bran Squares
Today's recipe bears some healthy items such as wheat bran, yogurt, and banana. Topping the bars with a thin layer of hazelnut spread disguises the healthiness with a bit of sinful chocolate. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup wheat bran, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup yogurt (I used French Vanilla), 1 cup mashed banana, 1/4 cup milk, hazelnut spread (such as Nutella), banana slices.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square cake pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add in butter with fingers to make a lumpy mixture. In another bowl, combine yogurt, mashed banana, and milk. Blend into first mixture.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 40 minutes. Let cool slightly, then top with a thin layer of hazelnut spread. Cut into squares and garnish with slices of banana just before serving.
Makes 3 dozen squares.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.