Banana Squares

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
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    Banana Squares Bananas are always been my son’s “go to” food when his reflux is bothering him. This dessert is easy on the stomach and with some quick substitutions can be wheat-free and dairy-free as well.

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    Cooking spray

    2 eggs, separated

    2/3 cup shortening

    1 1/2 cup sugar

    1 cup mashed ripe bananas

    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (almond flour can be substituted)

    1 tsp. baking soda

    1/4 cup milk (rice or almond can be substituted)

    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

    1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


    Directions: Spray a 13” x 9” baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside. In another bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg yolks; mix well. Add bananas. Combine the flour and baking soda and add to the wet ingredients along with the milk and vanilla. Fold in the egg whites. Fold in the nuts if desired. Pour into the pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes. Let cool and serve.

Published On: June 18, 2013