Banana Bread Bars

These Banana Bread Bars are a great finger food dessert for all of your summer parties. Not to mention,  they are another great use for those overly ripe bananas.

Easy and Moist Banana Bread Bars or Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe -

Banana Bread Bars 

Just look at that creamy frosting! Did I forget to mention that these are Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting?  Trust me…You’ll thank me later, for this next piece of advice.  Make this recipe, and then take it to someone else! Spare yourself the agony of regretting having eaten the whole darn dessert, standing at the kitchen counter, with only a fork in your hand, and no willpower to walk away.

Easy and Moist Banana Bread Bars or Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe -

What I love about these Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • this is a made-from-scratch homemade recipe
  • easy to make 
  • always a big hit
  • easy to transport to get-to-gethers 

Every delicious morsel is heaven. It’s hard to walk away from this banana bars recipe. I wrapped this up and took it to my parent’s house just to get it out of the kitchen. Make it for a summer BBQ, and share the love. You’ll be happy you did!

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Banana Bread Bars

Delicious banana bread bars with cream cheese frosting
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Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Calories: 698cal
Author: Melissa


  • ½ cup butter unsalted softened
  • 1&1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk if you don’t have buttermilk – add a little lemon juice to your milk and let sit for 5 minutes – Voila’ Buttermilk!
  • 2 bananas overly ripe
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 2 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 13 x 9 pan
  • In a large mixing bowl – Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add the eggs milk, bananas, sour cream, & vanilla
  • Add flour, salt and soda
  • Pour into your prepared pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Take out and allow to cool down
  • While that’s cooling mix the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and orange juice
  • Spread onto the banana bread
  • Cut into bars
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 698cal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 124g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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