Sour Cream Banana Bars

This recipe has been around FOREVER in my family.  When I was growing up I don't think the pan ever had the chance to cool before they were all gone!  They're sooo moist and wonderful!


Sour Cream Banana Bars

1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup (8 oz) Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Bananas, Mashed
2 Tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)

Grease and flour jelly roll pan.  Cream butter and sugar, add sour cream and eggs and beat for 1 minute.   Add bananas and vanilla - mix well.  Beat in flour, salt, and soda on medium for 1 minute.  Stir in nuts if desired.  Pour and spread dough in pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Allow to cool about 15 minutes then frost with Brown Butter Frosting.

Note: you can make these in a 9x13 pan, they'll just be more like banana cake :)  Make sure to check for "done-ness" in the center with a toothpick before removing from the oven.

Brown Butter Frosting

1/4 Cup Butter
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Milk

Heat butter in heavy saucepan until a delicate brown.  Mix in powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.  Spread on while warm.


  1. Yummy!! Thanks for the recipe Molly. I just had my first, still warm, delicious piece. Can't wait to share them at work tomorrow. :)

  2. Be careful, they're addicting (especially when they're warm). Glad you liked them!