Banana Bread Bars

Moist and dense these bars are good for any occasion as a dessert or snack.


  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup bananas ripe, mashed
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 pkg cream cheese about 8 oz, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven at 350 F

  2. Mix lemon juice and milk together

  3. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients together.  Add the shortening, bananas and sour milk, mix until the flour is damp.

  4. Beat the mixture for 2 minutes, add the eggs and beat again.

  5. Bake in 2 greased and floured pans for 35min or until toothpick comes out clean.


  1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, vanilla and butter until well blended.

  2. Gradually add in the icing sugar, until completely mixed.

Recipe Notes

This recipe tastes equally as good with or without the icing, so if you want to save a few (or more) calories or sticky fingers...go without.  You won't miss out on the delicious banana goodness!

Consider adding chocolate chips, blueberries or nuts to add some extra flavour!