Banana Bar Recipes

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The sweet taste of bananas will quickly make these delicious bars a favorite. This page contains banana bar recipes.


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Living in Kentucky the markets are flooded a few times a year with bananas. My husband seems to go crazy and buys up half the store when he goes shopping alone. I have bananas coming out my ears. There are only so many bananas that you can eat before you just cant eat another one. Furthermore, during the summer the bananas get ripe, so quickly, I have no idea what to do. I've made banana fudge, banana jam, banana cakes, banana bread, frozen bananas and banana cookies.

It is wonderful to make cookies if it is in the middle of winter and not summer. The heat from outside and the oven blasting makes you feel like you're living in a sweat house instead of your home. I made up a batch of banana cookie dough, and didn't feel like standing in front of the oven for hours to make the cookies. So instead I made these delicious banana bars.

Prep Time: 30-40 Minutes

Cook Time: 35-45 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour

Yield: 16 Bars


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Peel your over ripe bananas and put them in a mixing bowl.
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  3. Use your potato masher to mash the bananas. You don't need to cream them; you want to leave a few chunks in them for flavor.
  4. In your mixing bowl add the bananas, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Cream together until smooth.
  5. Add your dry ingredients. Mix well until you've incorporated all the ingredients into the creamed banana mixture.
  6. Take a round cake pan and grease the sides and bottom of the pan. You can use a square if you dont want to use the round pan. This makes the bars square and not like slices of a cake.
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  8. Flour the pan on the bottom and the side.
  9. Pour the batter in the pan and put this in the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the center of the batter is cooked. You can test the center with a toothpick. Once it comes out clean without any batter on the toothpick the bars are finished.
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February 22, 2010


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
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  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened (8oz.)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


In a mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool.

For frosting, cream 1/2 cup butter and 8 oz. cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat well. Spread over bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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May 19, 2009


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup nutmeats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (use juice)
Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. milk (or as needed for spreading consistency)


Mix all together the ingredients. Do not use mixer or beater. Stir very well. Will fit one 11x18 or 9x12 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

For Frosting, mix ingredients and spread on cooled bars.

By Robin

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May 19, 2009


  • 1/2 cup margarine (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 bananas (mashed)


Cream margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients, except bananas and mix well. Add bananas and stir to blend. Bake in 9x13 inch pan for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.


By Robin


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I made these Banana Bars yesterday. They were delicious. A lot like banana bread, but a bit chewier. My daughter loves them! (08/28/2005)

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