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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Banana Bars

Submitted by : Lisa

I just love this recipe. It isn't like banana bread. It is light and delicious and very versatile. It suggests putting it into a jelly roll pan 10x15 size. I have never done that. I have put it into a 9x13 pan, an 8 inch spring form pan and put it on a pedestal, and now I am making them into cupcakes.

The kids love them, but more importantly the adults love them. I got this recipe from a co-worker and truthfully I don't know where she got it from.


1/2 c butter, softened
1 1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas (top off with applesauce if you don't have enough banana)
1 8 oz carton sour cream
2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Grease and lightly flour 10x15 inch jelly roll pan. Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and sugar; blend in eggs, vanilla, bananas and sour cream.

Combine the dry ingredients; stir into the creamed mixture just until blended.

Spread in prepared pan.

Bake until bars test done with a wooden pick, about 25 minutes. Cool

Spread with cream cheese frosting....recipe follows

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp soft butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Beat until smooth. I like to serve it chilled, but it doesn't need to be.

1 comment:

  1. These are Fantastic! I would recommend though that you start checking these in the oven at about 18 minutes because that is how fast they cooked for me. Also, I added some cinnamon to the frosting. Mmmmm