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Gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Go bananas for dessert

This gluten-free dessert is simple and full of fresh banana flavor! This recipe is easy to make and fun to serve as a dessert or a snack.

Gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting

Ready to go bananas over your next dessert? This recipe for gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting is one that you'll probably add to your list of favorites! Who doesn't end up with more bananas than they can handle? They're great to eat on their own, but you might want to save a few to make this tasty dessert. If you'd like, you can add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to this recipe for even more flavor.

Gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting

You don't want to monkey around when it comes to dessert, and when frosting enters the picture, it's got to be good. I've got you covered from the bottom to the top in this case! The creamy, rich banana frosting is the crowning glory for this recipe, and it's a delight. To make serving a little easier, I cut the squares after they cooled completely, removed them from the pan, then frosted them.

Gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting

Note

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Gluten-free banana squares with banana-cream frosting recipe

Makes 9 squares

Ingredients:

For the squares

  • 1-1/4 cups gluten-free baking flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts (optional)

For the frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (a bit more, as needed to thicken)

Directions:

For the squares

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with the cooking spray, and set it aside.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a large bowl, and whisk to combine.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add the banana, brown sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Use a mixer to blend the ingredients together until smooth.
  4. A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined and smooth.
  5. If you're using chocolate chips or chopped nuts, fold them into the batter now.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Completely cool the cake before cutting it into squares, removing from the pan and frosting.

For the frosting

  1. Add the cream cheese and banana to a bowl and use a mixer to blend until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar to the bowl, and blend until incorporated.
  2. When the cake has cooled completely, cut it into squares, remove from the pan, then frost.

You'll go bananas over this tasty dessert!

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Gluten-free cinnamon-peach waffles with peach topping
Gluten-free lemon-lavender shortbread cookies with lemon glaze

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