Banana Snickerdoodle Bars


These soft and fluffy bars are like a tasty cross between banana bread and snickerdoodle cookies. They also have the added bonus of requiring no eggs.

stack of banana snickerdoodle bars on plate with cinnamon sugar
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup mashed banana

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch square pan with enough parchment paper to have overhang on all sides.

  2. Whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.

  3. Beat butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in banana and vanilla extract on low speed until thoroughly combined; mix in flour mixture just until dough comes together. Using lightly floured hands, press dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  4. Whisk together the 1 tablespoon white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over the dough.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven just until the dough in the center of the pan feels set when lightly touched with a finger, about 25 minutes.

  6. Let bars cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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