2 egg whites
1 c plus 5 tablespoons sugar
2 T brown sugar
2 T molasses
1 1/2 c banana puree*
3 T shortening
1/4 c whole milk
1/2 t vanilla butter nut extract
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a large bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until they become
thick. Do not use a plastic bowl for this.
3. Add the sugar to the egg whites and continue to beat until the mixture forms
4. Add the brown sugar, molasses, banana puree, shortening, milk and vanilla
butter nut flavoring to the mixture, beating after each addition.
5. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
6. While beating the wet mixture, slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients.
7. Lightly grease a 9x14-inch pan with a light coating of non-stick cooking spray.
Be sure to coat the sides as well as the bottom of the pan. Dump about 3
tablespoons of sugar into the pan, then tilt and shake the pan so that a light layer
of sugar coats the entire bottom of the pan, and about halfway up the sides.
Pour out the excess sugar.
8. Pour the batter into the pan, and spread it evenly around the inside of the
pan. Sprinkle a light coating of sugar -- about two tablespoons -- over the entire
top surface of the batter. Gently shake the pan from side-to-side to evenly
distribute the sugar over the batter. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the cake
begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
9. Remove the cake from the oven and turn it out onto a cooling rack. When
cake has cooled, place it onto a sheet of wax paper on a cutting board and slice
across the cake 6 times, creating 7 even slices. Next cut the cake lengthwise
twice, into thirds, creating a total of 21 snack bars. When the bars have
completely cooled, store them in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container.