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Banana Bars

These Banana Bars are the best way to use overripe bananas! They're moist, fluffy, and slathered in a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, cream cheese frosting, easy
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Banana Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups mashed very ripe banana
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Banana Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and banana until well combined.
  • Add in flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Stir until *just* combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes (mine was perfect at 55) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  • Cool completely before frosting.
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Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  • Add in heavy cream and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add in powdered sugar and salt and beat until combined and fluffy.
  • Frost cooled bars and serve at room temperature or chilled.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg