The math on these homey bars couldn't be simpler: one pan, one ripe banana and less than one hour from start to finish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring until butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

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  • Stir in syrup. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in banana, vanilla and, if desired, maple flavoring. Stir in flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in half the walnuts and all the cranberries.

  • Spread batter in a greased 13x9x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; 12 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 156 mg sodium. 104 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 265 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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