Thursday, April 1, 2010

Banana Bars

Sorry it's been so long since i've posted.
It's amazing how fast life can get away from you.
I've been working extra at work...
a little potty training of my son (done in a week! YAHOO!)
a random and rare sunny day that caused sunburn that I took FULL advantage of!
Yeah...all the sudden it had been a week and I hadn't baked ANYTHING
Well, i'm back with a few recipes.
Hopefully with spring coming up
(hopefully it will stop SNOWING for spring to come)
I'll be able to get that baking inspiration again!
This banana bar recipe I have been waiting for since Christmas time
from my husbands aunt.
It is so good...i've had requests from work to make it again!
Anytime you have some bananas that are about ready to turn,
try this one on for a change!
I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Banana Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream (I used light and it was fine)
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 mashed ripe bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
In a seperate bowl, mash the bananas.

I just used my pastry blender...i'm sure a potato masher would work just as well.
Add the mashed bananas, vanilla and sour cream.
Mix the dry ingredients together and then add to the banana mixture.
Pour into a greased jelly roll pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.
It will be just as light as the unbaked mixture above!
Top with a cream cheese frosting....which I forgot to take a picture of....sorry!
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese ( I did NOT use light!)
1 cube of butter
2 tsp vanilla
4 - 5 cups powdered sugar (I used 4)
Mix together butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
Add powdered sugar until it reaches the consistancy you like.
Frost bars and I dare you not to eat them all!

Happy Easter/Spring Break/Winter?


  1. YUM! I am definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a cute blog! Now that I look at it, Jennie mentioned to me that there was a girl she worked with that would always bring in new recipes and try them out at work. Then she would post them on her blog! I'm guessing this must be you! Thanks for coming tonight. It's always fun to teach, I get to meet a lot of really fun people. I'm adding you to my blog!

  3. So, you actually post good, easy recipes! It wa great to meet you on Saturday. Thanks for saying hi. :)

  4. These sound delish, but then again most things on your blog do! This morning I discovered to joy of banana pancakes so I'm now craving other banana treats like these.


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