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Best Banana Bars Recipe

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Topped with an amazing cream cheese frosting, these banana bars are the best you’ll ever have.  Made with fresh bananas and a few simple ingredients, this easy recipe is both fluffy and moist!

I love serving these delicious banana bars when we’re entertaining.  Whether it’s for an adult game night, an evening with the kids or a date night at home, these bars are perfect for any occasion.

a moist Banana Bar with cream cheese on top with a bite taken out

Banana Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

This banana bars recipe is from my grandmother. She would make these every time we visit her house and could smell them cooking even before we walked through the front door! They are my all time favorite dessert – tangy, sweet and super moist! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

A Banana Bar topped with a cream cheese frosting made with this simple recipe with a bite taken out and a fork next to the banana bar

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This easy recipe is made with fresh bananas and common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.  Follow these simple steps and soon your house will be filled with the sweet aroma of this delicious treat.

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Banana Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Topped with an amazing cream cheese frosting, these banana bars are the best you'll ever have.  Made with fresh bananas and a few simple ingredients, this easy recipe is both fluffy and moist!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cakes, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 1 Bar
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 2-3 large bananas
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR BANANA BARS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10 x 15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter.
  5. Mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting

DIRECTIONS FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  1. In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla.
  3. Beat until smooth, and then fold in whipped cream.
  4. Frost the cooled bars and serve immediately or store them in an air tight container in refrigerator.

 

a piece of the Best Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate

ENJOY!

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