Banana Bread Bars

Banana Bread Bars

Banana Bread Bars are a great variation on a favorite breakfast meal in our home. Similar to banana bread with a cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 475kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 8 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 bananas overripe
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pecans crushed



  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar
  • Beat in the eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Slowly stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish and pour the batter in the dish
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack


  • While the bars cool, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until it's creamy and smooth
  • When the bars are completely cooled, frost and cut into one-inch squares
  • Garnish with crushed pecans if desired


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.3mg