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Banana cake squares with butter cream frosting

October 20, 2017

I will never let over ripe banana’s go to waste, there is always a new recipe to create and these banana cake squares with frosting are so fluffy and delicious! Sometimes I just throw things in a bowl and hope for the best, I won’t lie..it can be a disaster sometimes, although my husband will still eat my fails lol, he will eat anything! 😉 But sometimes the result makes me so happy I winged it.. These tasty baked up treats are just 4 smart points each and I highly recommend trying them..


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Banana cake squares with butter cream frosting
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Serves: 16
 
4 SP on blue, green & purple /2PP each
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp egg whites (I use from the carton)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 medium banana's (mashed, about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup 0% plain greek yogurt (non greek will work as well)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • FOR THE FROSTING
  • ¾ Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ Tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, spray a 9 inch baking dish with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl beat together your egg, egg whites and brown sugar. Add in mashed banana, yogurt, apple sauce and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder & soda and pour batter into your baking dish.
  4. Bake in oven for 28 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile make your frosting, mix melted butter and brown sugar together, stir in milk then add icing sugar and stir till creamy. It does not give you a lot of icing but enough to cover squares. Store frosting in fridge till ready to use.
  6. Let squares cool before removing from dish, spread with frosting and cut into 16 squares, 4 down and 4 across.
  7. Makes 16 squares at 4 smart points each on blue, green & purple (2 PP, old WW program) *Store in sealed container, best stored in the fridge. *Note.. If not needing all the squares at once feel free to frost them individually as the frosting will keep better in a dish and not on squares. You can leave the icing of and these squares would be 2 smart points each.
  8. Nutritional info per square (incl banana's and apple sauce) Calories.. 103...Fat 1.1g..Sat fat 0.5g...Carbs 20.6g...Fiber 0.8g...Sugars 8.8g..Protein 2.4g

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23 Comments

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    Reply Laura October 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    How are you tracking these in WW? I’ve typed everything Banana in and nothing even close matches. Just curious what others do.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 23, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Hi there, you can’t find my recipes in the App, just like any other recipes from other food bloggers.. (although that would be cool ha!) you need to enter it as a quick add food and input the name plus point value yourself..

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    Reply Evelyn October 23, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I just put this in the oven, I can’t wait to try it. Your recipes have helped me so much on my weight loss. I have made so many of your dishes. You make it easy with the points there on the recipe. I make at least 1 a week. They are easy and tasty and even my kids and husband love them. Just wanted to say Thank You! Thank You! Please keep doing what you do!!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Evelyn, I really hope you enjoyed the banana squares 🙂

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    Reply michelle October 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    This looks delicious! I just stumbled across a link to your site from a WW group on FB.

    I was going to ask what size baking dish you used, and realized when skimming I’d missed it. So thanks for sharing and giving all the info!! Can’t wait to make it.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Your very welcome, hope you enjoy them 🙂

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    Reply Micky October 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Hi your recipe called for a nine inch dish,is that nine inch square or can I use an 8 x8 dish, thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Hi, I use a 9 inch square dish, you can use 8 inch your pieces will just be a little smaller..

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    Reply micky October 28, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks,the 8×8 was smaller but still delicious!!

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    Reply Kat October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This might be a dumb question but what is icing sugar? Is that just powdered sugar? Thank you in advance!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Kat, yes confectionery sugar

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    Reply Margot November 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

    This is so good! I made it without the frosting for my boyfriend who must have some sort of sweet/quick bread every morning and we both loved it. So moist and fluffy. Great job!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks! So glad you both enjoyed it.. I too loved it even without the frosting 🙂

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    Reply Nicole Reddick February 23, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! any idea what the points are if you skip frosting?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Hi, yes post says 2 points minus the icing 🙂

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        Reply Lucinda L Essin August 14, 2018 at 10:12 am

        Your recipe calls for 3/4 of a tbsp of butter and milk. Are those typos? Is it supposed to be a cup—not tbsp?

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle August 14, 2018 at 1:54 pm

          No it is not a typo, you only need a little to make the frosting.. it is indeed 3/4 of a Tbsp

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    Reply Willis Nickens June 3, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I only have self rising flour… Do I still follow the recipe as it is or do I make changes???
    BTW- I am excited to find your site! My wife and I are on WW and the variety of your recipes is a welcomed addition!;

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Willis, I’m so glad you found me and I hope you both enjoy the recipes, self rising flour has baking powder in it but if I was using it I would likely still add a bit

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    Reply Scout July 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Does the calorie count include the frosting? Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Hi, yes it does

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    Reply MichaelT November 22, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Good morning! I had some very ripe bananas and decided to make this and must say, Delish! This was so easy to make, I had everything on hand. Only change I made was to use Lankato Golden monkfruit sweetener instead of brown sugar and this made recipe for cake only 1 point!! Yay! I didn’t make the frosting but I saved that as an optional recipe for another time or maybe a different cake. (As a separate recipe in WW recipe builder, frosting was only 1 point!)
    This is, I think, the 5th recipe I’ve tried and so far, everyone has been just great!! Thank you for all you do, it’s so nice to be able
    to ‘indulge’ and still lose weight!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Michael, I am so glad you enjoyed the banana squares, that is awesome that they went down to 1 point using the monkfruit, thanks for sharing.. I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes 🙂

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