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Banana Bars Recipe

These Banana Bars are a new family favorite and go to. They taste so good, and are so easy to make. They are like brownies, but made with a slight hint of banana, instead of chocolate. You will love them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, banana dessert, banana recipe, Dessert bars
Servings: 20
Calories: 258kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • 15x10x2 Sheet Pan
  • Small Mixing Bowl


  • cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • cups very ripe mashed bananas about 2
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Glaze Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Combine sugar, sour cream (or yogurt), butter, and eggs.
  • Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and baking soda
  • Spread into a greased 10x15x1 (regular sized cookie sheet) and bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until light brown.
  • After it has cooled, whisk butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together for the glazed topping and spread over top.


Even though this has bananas in it, it’s not exactly the most healthy dessert. If you are looking for a healthier and more simple version of the recipe, here is what we recommend;
  • Replace the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt
  • Replace the flour with whole wheat flour
  • Use 1/2 cup honey and 1 cup sugar instead of 1 1/2 cups sugar


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg