Our family tends to have an overabundance of ripe bananas at all time, so there’s never a week that goes by when easy banana recipes aren’t being baked, discovered, rediscovered or shared.
This yummy banana bar recipe is one I’ve had for decades, and is a fool proof way to use up those ripe bananas. It’s definitely more of a cake, than bread. Enjoy the addition of my delicious Cinnabon like cream cheese frosting and they are melt in your mouth good. I love recipes that are so easy the kids can make them, but friends would never believe it when you shared that little detail.
Since I was serving this for breakfast, I omitted the frosting when these pictures were taken, but I typically always make them in a jelly roll pan and then frost.
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2 c. sugar
- 3 egg
- 1 1/2 c. mashed, ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 1tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased, 15″ x10″ x 1″ (jelly roll pan).
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool.
Easy Cream Cheese Frosting. For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well. Spread over bars.
Cut into 1-1/2″ small squares. Makes about 3 dozen. Enjoy!
(P.S. No, these are not fat free, nor sugar free, but freely divine. Our youngest daughter declares I am the best baker ever when I make this. 🙂 If you desire a healthier version, the sugar can be reduced and some of the butter subbed with apple sauce.)