Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I debated on sharing this recipe. When I first tried them I questioned whether or not I liked them. But I kept eating them. And kept eating.

The more I ate these bars the more I liked them. They stayed fresh for days. And they had cream cheese frosting slathered all over them. Cream cheese frosting makes EVERYTHING better, well at least that’s my motto.

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These are moist, fluffy, and they make a HUGE batch! You will LOVE them. Enjoy

Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves: 40
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¾ cups ripe bananas (3 or 4 bananas), mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 8oz block cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extra
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 10X15 inch jelly roll pan with non stick cooking spray. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and set it on the counter to come to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs.
  3. Blend in the bananas and vanilla.
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Spread into prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Use the toothpick test.
  6. Once bars have cooled make frosting.
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  8. Add in the heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Mix on low at first and when the powdered sugar is incorporated beat on high for 3 minutes.
  9. Spread on top of bars. Enjoy 🙂

Bar Recipe: Life as a Lofthouse

Frosting: Confessions of a Baking Queen

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4 Comments

    1. Banana bread is one of my favorites too! When I was little my mom made it often and would send us some in our lunch! Lately I’ve been jazzing banana bread up with chocolate, cookie butter, peanut butter, Nutella- gosh I feel like I can add anything to banana bread!

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