1-1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 c. Butter or Margarine, Softened
3 or 4 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan. Set aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, cream (beat) the eggs, sugar and sour cream until well combined. Step 3: Add in the bananas, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined.
Step 4: Add in the flour, and mix just until combined.
Step 5: Spread the batter into the jelly roll pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert a toothpick to test for doneness. Cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8-ounces of Cream Cheese, Softened
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Stick of Butter (or a 1/2 Cup), Softened
2 and 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
Step 2: Slowly add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time into the mixer and combining until smooth. Then repeat with the remaining cup of powdered sugar and the last 1/3 cup. Beat until very smooth.
Step 3: Frost the Banana Bars
1. You can change up the frosting easily by using different extracts. I love to use maple. It's divine.
2. After the bars are cooled and frosted, you may want to cut them all and then place into a covered container. I usually place them in a cake pan and stack them with wax paper in between. It's easier than storing a jelly roll pan with plastic wrap or tinfoil covering it! Of course, that is assuming your family doesn't devour them instantly.