Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting {gluten free}

frosted banana bar recipe 

 I needed to whip up a fast dessert recently with ingredients I had on hand.
And I almost always seem to have a lingering 3 or 4 banana begging to be baked into bread or muffins.
I decided I would get as close as I could to a local bakery’s infamous Banana Cake.

It’s very moist, sweet, and tastes like the best banana anything you have ever tasted.
So I did a little research and gave it a shot.
I was not disappointed with this version of banana cake, more of a bar because it is rich & dense,
and I made mine gluten free too so I could enjoy them too!

 Needless to say, the Banana Bars did not last long, and were the perfect treat for our casual get together.
They would make a wonderful after school snack too, and are so yummy don’t even need the frosting!
If you like, you can add your favorite nuts like pecans or walnuts as well, it will only make them
taste more fabulous.

Here is what I used to make my latest favorite treat, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!

 

banana bars with cream cheese frosting

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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 8
Rich moist banana bars, made with gluten free flour, tastes like frosted banana pound cake!!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. Two eggs
  3. 1 1/2 cups of Splenda (or granulated sugar)
  4. 2 t. vanilla extract
  5. 8 ounces of sour cream
  6. 2 cups of gluten free flour blend
  7. 1 t. baking soda
  8. dash of salt
  9. 3 large, ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  10. (frosting)
  11. 1 1/2 cups of Splenda (or powdered sugar)
  12. 2/3 cup softened butter
  13. 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  14. 1 t. vanilla extract
  15. 1 T. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, eggs and Splenda, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in sour cream & bananas, set aside. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda & salt, fold into the banana mixture and bake for 30 minutes in a greased 13 x 9 pan. When a toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven and cool. To prepare frosting blend last five ingredients well and frost cake.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!! And like many quick breads, or moist cakes, this tastes even better the 2nd day!!
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Comments

  1. What size pan do you use for this recipe?

    • Norine,

      I totally forgot to put that in there, I use a 13 x 9 inch pan and it works great!! Thank you so much for visiting- xoxo

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