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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe from my sister, Linda. She always makes these delicious banana bars that are to die for!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Banana Bars

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Banana Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan or a 13 x 9 baking dish with a non stick spray. Set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy.

  3. Beat eggs, one at a time, into mixture.

  4. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix well. 

  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and stir into wet ingredients. 

  6. Add mashed bananas, stir.

  7. Pour batter into a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan or a 13 x 9 baking dish. 

    *If using a jelly roll pan, bake 22-27 minutes, or 35-40 minutes in a baking dish, or until wooded toothpick come out clean. 

  8. Remove from oven. Cool completely then frost.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together.

  2. Add vanilla and mix.

  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.

  4. Frost bars once cooled. 

  5. Cut and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Banana bars adapted from Allrecipes.com