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Once upon a time I was a snickerdoodle aholic. In fact both Carrian and I loved snickerdoodles as kids. Oh, you weren’t expecting Cade here, but I’m doing this post as I loved these bars so much I told Carri that I would post them myself so that I could tell everyone how amazing they were. And trust me there is no better word to describe these snickerdoodle banana bars.

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Carrian had me snag a few bunches of bananas so that she could freeze a few new bags of bananas for our morning protein shakes and green protein smoothies. However, the weekend got busy and the bananas were too close to the limes so within just a short amount of time we had some very overripe bananas and I had a wife that was pounding out banana recipes like you wouldn’t even believe.

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Do you remember these double chocolate banana muffins she posted about? Gosh, those were awesome too. The girls headed to bed every night and I would immediately have a hankering for those dang  muffins. I swear she put something in them that I couldn’t resist. ANYWAY! Back to these bars, they are ridiculous. The little cinnamon chips in there are awesome. They get all warm and melted and on top of it they are nestled in soft, moist banana cake. And then there’s this little like, cinnamony topping that is so good! Anyway, I don’t know how to tell all the little stories like Carrian does, but I do know that these are delicious and I hope you all will make them. Oh, and Carrian says to tell you all to toss the cinnamon chips in a little flour and shake off the excess so they don’t sink to the bottom of the bread.

What is a Snickerdoodle?

Snickerdoodles are a type of cookie made with butter or oil, eggs, sugar, and flour, and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Snickerdoodles also contain cream of tartar and baking soda added to leaven the dough.

Cream of tartar gives snickerdoodles their distinctive “tart” flavor.

How Long Will Banana Bread Keep?

Wrapped tightly, freshly baked banana bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

Banana bread will keep about l week in the refrigerator.

Can Banana Bread Be Frozen?

Banana Bread freezes very well.

Let the bread cool completely and then wrap well in plastic, foil, or place in heavy duty freezer bag.

Banana bread will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.

Snickerdoodle Banana Bars

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Snickerdoodle Banana Bars

3.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 bars


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

crumb topping

  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Heat the oven to 375.
  • Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the butter, sour cream and sugars, mixing until smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Add the vanilla and egg and mix until smooth.
  • Add the banana and mix for a couple of seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Whisk together and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything together just until the flour doesn't remain.
  • Toss the chips in about a teaspoon of flour and shake off the excess.
  • Add the cinnamon chips and fold into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan.
  • In a small bowl add the butter, flour sugar and cinnamon.
  • Using your hands, smoosh the mixture together.
  • Sprinkle over the cake.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.


store in an airtight container for 3-4 days
Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Banana Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 31.5mg11%
Carbohydrates 37.2g12%
Fiber 6.3g26%
Sugar 17.9g20%
Protein 2.5g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Is this supposed to have a bar like texture of a blondie or a bread? Not that I don’t like moist but this was more the consistency of banana bread than a bar, plus with no snickerdoodle flavor. I removed it from the oven once a toothpick came out clean at 35 minutes but after cutting it was very wet inside & like my banana bread recipe. Maybe I should reduce the banana or bake even longer?

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    • Hello! These should be more like the texture of banana bread. Depending on the size of your bananas, you might want to reduce it. You can always add more cinnamon and sugar too!

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      • I don’t know how anyone can give this recipe less than 5 stars?! It’s a winner! Mine came out thicker than the photo and is basically coffee cake. Soooo good! The only change I made was to use half all purpose flour and half white wheat flour and only used 1/4 brown sugar in the topping. Your Snickerdoodle Banana Bread is also a favorite! 😍

      • Thank you so much Linda!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Just made these tonight, and they are FANTASTIC!! Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious recipe. 🙂

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    • HOORAY!!! I am so thrilled! Thank you for commenting!

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  • These were fantastic! I wanted them to be more like a snack than dessert, so I cut out the 1/2 cup of sugar in the cake part and they were plenty sweet enough. 🙂 I also used white wheat flour and left out the cinnamon chips – mainly because I didn’t have any…those suckers are hard to find!

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    • It seems like some stores are loaded with them and others nada. They are much easier to find during the holidays at like, Walmart or target so I stock up!

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  • The recipe doesn’t say when to add the sour cream. I’m guessing its with the butter and sugars, but just want to make sure.

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    • Oh, yes! I have added it and re added it and some error keeps deleting!! Thank you!

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  • Oh my gosh you have no idea how much I love these! Pinned!

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  • Lol! Hi Cade!!! These bars def. look addictive!

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  • Full of flavors, and textures, I love it.

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  • These look so good! However…my husband is opposed to cinnamon chips. Loves cinnamon rolls and cinnamon in general, so the topping would be husband approved, but he can’t stand the chips. Would the flavor of the cake go with butterscotch chips? Otherwise I’ll make it as is and he can go without 🙂

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    • Bryn, that’s a great idea to try butterscotch chips or even white chocolate chips!

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  • Love this! So nice to “meet” you Cade!! 🙂 I agree with you, these look absolutely bonkers!! Carrian does it again!

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  • This looks crazy good! I need to make it now!

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