Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I've been making these bars for years and I've been promising them here 
on the blog for what seems like much longer.

Today. Finally! My Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting.

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting #sweetsavoryeats #bananabars

I had to make these famous banana bars for our church's lenten supper this week and it dawned on me. I've been promising to share these for years and yet I've never gotten around to it.

No more!

I made them extra pretty today and staged them for photos and FINALLY GOT THIS DONE.  Oh, and I doubled the batch.

My family gets REALLY irritated when I have to make a dessert for a function and they reap no rewards.  I've learned all those lessons.  Hence, double batch.

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting #sweetsavoryeats #bananabars

I've made these bars in the past and delivered them to friends.  I have a few in particular that worship these darn things and would probably pay me to make them, but instead I bake them up for free and surprise them on their doorstep.

The smiles I get!

The other reason I make these often is because I nearly 100% of the time have all of the ingredients on hand {nothing fancy here}.

That my friends is a dessert that will be on repeat.

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting #sweetsavoryeats #bananabars

This recipe make a big batch - 24 bars if cutting generously - or if being stingy - you could probably stretch to 32.  Great for serving a crowd.

Also, I almost always make these bars in my jelly roll pan.  Do yourself a favor and get one of those with a lid if you don't already have one.  Right here is the one I own.  This cake fits perfectly in this size of pan, but if you don't have one simply split the batter in half into two 9x13 pans {which we all have, right?}.

Basically one for you, one for a friend!

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting #sweetsavoryeats #bananabars

When you make this recipe and love it {like we all do}, do me a favor and let me know!  Or pin it to Pinterest.  Share the love!  Word of mouth is the best marketing for me and I appreciate it so much when you tell me you love something.

Now, go - let's get bananas - and make these bars!

The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 24 bars
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 40 M
A widely popular dessert that everyone loves! Sweet bananas baked into a cake then topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

instructions:

How to cook The BEST Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two 9x13 baking pans or one 15x10x1-in. jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a stand mixer cream together the butter, sugar and honey until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt and mashed bananas until combined.
  4. Gently sift in the baking soda, salt and flour to the creamed mixture.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan(s) and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Do not overbake.  Allow to cool.
  6. For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in both extracts.
  7. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until your desired consistency.  Frost bars, cut and serve.  
  8. Keep remaining bars covered and refrigerated.
Calories
252.66
Fat (grams)
8.66
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.27
Carbs (grams)
42.00
Fiber (grams)
0.68
Net carbs
41.32
Sugar (grams)
32.10
Protein (grams)
2.90
Sodium (milligrams)
175.84
Cholesterol (grams)
37.50

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