1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting (I made my own using 1 pkg cream cheese, 2 c. powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla and a little milk)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting.
I don't know what happened to me! I used to be anti-banana, anti-pumpkin (in cooking). My VT brought me over these babies a few weeks ago and I was skeptical, but after eating them the taste won me over! These are good without frosting as well. The kids loved them. And, bonus, they make a lot! Now today I'm going to make pumpkin bread. If it's a winner, I'll post it soon!
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