Dr. Don’s frosted banana bars

These are a family favorite of ours. It is our good friend and pediatrician Dr. Don’s recipe. They are everything you love about banana bread with a perfectly creamy frosting. We brought these for snack at school last time it was our turn and the kids loved them!

Dr. Don's frosted banana bars
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups mashed, ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs, bananas, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
  3. Continue to mix and slowly add flour.
  4. Pour batter in a greased 18x26x2 inch pan (if you can find it, otherwise a 1inch will work just fine).
  5. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees, be sure not to over-bake!
I have used a cup of honey in place of 1 of the cups of sugar to cut back on the sugar. It turned out perfect! If you would like to try that way use 1 cup raw honey and 1 cup raw sugar in place of the 2 cups of sugar.

Cream cheese frosting
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla together.
  2. *make sure butter and cream cheese are at room temp!
  3. Continue mixing and add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time.
  4. Spread over cooled bars.


Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! A big thanks to Dr. Don for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, and for being the best pediatrician anyone could ask for!