Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Are you sick of the same old BANANA BREAD- Well here is a great solution for you when you have those extra ripe bananas and you do not want to throw them away. I think I might actually prefer these over the banana bread-I KNOW…. How can that be???? You will just have to make them yourself and try them out and see. The texture is so light and fluffy, and talk about MOIST! Yummmmy. I hope you like these as much as I did. You do not have to put the cream cheese frosting on if you would not like. Also for extra delicious- ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS! Enjoy!

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Here’s what you’ll need…

½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (I used three ripe bananas)

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For the Cream Cheese Frosting you will need…

1 package of regular cream cheese

1-2 cups of powdered sugar- depending on how sweet you like it. (I like it with 1 1/2 cups)

1 TSP of vanilla

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 x 15 inch jellyroll pan or one 9X13 pan and an additional 8X8 pan.

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In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.

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Next, beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add in the sour cream and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl, then add  into the batter.

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Finally!!!! The Star of the show- mix in those ripe bananas.

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Spread evenly into the prepared pan(s).

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Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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While your banana bars cook, mix your cream cheese frosting all together with a mixer until creamy.

(SORRY I MAKE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING SO MUCH I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE!)

FYI-Allow bars to cool completely before frosting OR YOU WILL HAVE A MELTED MESS ON THE BARS! I usually wait about 30-45 mins.

Spread over the whole top or slice your bars and use a dollop of cream cheese frosting on each piece!

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Enjoy!

Comments: 2

  1. Missy November 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm Reply

    We made these last night… everyone kept eating the batter! They were so moist and delicious! Now I know what I will do each week with my old bananas!

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