BROWN SUGAR BANANA BARS – The Southern Lady Cooks

Brown Sugar Banana Bars - The Southern Lady Cooks

These Brown Sugar Banana Bars are incredible! This recipe was an experiment that turned out great. I only had one banana and wanted to make something sweet but not a large cake and this hit the spot! The brown sugar cream cheese frosting is the perfect addition to these delicious bars.

Brown Sugar Banana Bars Ingredients Needed:


White Granulated Sugar

Brown Sugar







Frosting Ingredients Needed:

Cream Cheese


Brown Sugar

Powdered Sugar


These bars are made in an 8X8 which is the perfect size for a small sweet treat! I keep these bars in the refrigerator and they are wonderful cold. So simple to make and they would be a wonderful addition to any brunch or breakfast gathering too.

If you love banana recipes you will love our Best Ever Banana Bread, it has wonderful reviews and it’s a very popular recipe!

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Brown Sugar Banana Bars - The Southern Lady Cooks

Brown Sugar Banana Bars - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Brown Sugar Banana Bars

These Brown Sugar Banana Bars are so easy to make and so good!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: Brown Sugar Banana Bars

Servings: 4 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1/2 cup of salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of banana mashed (I used one banana)
  • 1/2 cup of pecans chopped

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of creamed cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons of butter softened
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of pecans chopped
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8X8 baking dish. Combine butter, white and brown sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well. I just used a spoon.

  • Add in flour, cinnamon and banana, stir until well mixed.

  • Fold in pecans.

  • Baked for 22-25 minutes until center is done. It may have a little moisture but that is okay. It took mine 25 minutes. Ovens vary.

  • Let cool completely.

Frosting Instructions:

  • For frosting, combine all ingredients, except pecans and mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Spread over banana bars and top with pecans.

  • I store these in the fridge, they are great cold.

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