Banana Bread Bars

Banana Bars are moist and full of banana flavor. Banana Bread Bars with brown butter frosting are simple and great for company.

For these Banana Bread Bars recipe you'll need: bananas, flour, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, rum, eggs, salt, baking powder and powdered sugar.


Preheat oven to 350°F, spray 8x8 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk melted butter and brown sugar together then stir in eggs one at a time.

How To Make Banana Bread Bars

Mash bananas in a bowl so the banana cake as a smooth and consistent texture and flavor.

Mash Bananas

Fold mashed bananas into the egg and butter mixture. Fold just until combined.

Making Banana Bars

Whisk all dry ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine.

Mix Dry Ingredients

Fold dry ingredients into wet banana bread bar batter. Fold just until flour is no longer visible. Do not overmix.

Making Banana Bars

Bake the banana cake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean or with only a few crumbs.

Baking Banana Cake

Make brown butter frosting while banana cake cools. Once fully cooled, frost the banana bars.

Brown Butter Frosting

Cut the banana bread bars with brown butter frosting into squares. Garnish with fresh sliced bananas if desired.

Banana Bread Bars 

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