I can never seem to eat bananas fast enough before they get too ripe so I am always looking for a great banana recipe. This has become one of my favs. These bars are moist and dense and full of flavor. Perfect for a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk. Enjoy.
Makes 3-4 dozen
½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1½ cups sugar
1-cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium)
Frosting (see below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10” inch sheet pan (I use a 9x13” pan).
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar then add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas.
Spread into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
Prepare frosting. Spread on bars and store in refrigerator. Bars can be frozen.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
½ sup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3¼ cups powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency.
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