Sweet Recipes

CRUSH IT! Café: Frosted Banana Bars

CRUSH IT! Café: Frosted Banana Bars

Do you have a few bananas that got a little too ripe? Turn them into delicious banana bars packed with protein and covered with a creamy yogurt frosting. You’ll love this sweet treat and feel good about fitting it into your macros.


  • 2 mashed bananas (about 200g)
  • 1 T. light butter, softened
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 T. Splenda or other no calorie sweetener
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup (23g) paleo flour
  • ½ cup (70g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 scoop (32.2g) Core PRO Vanilla Frosted Cupcake


  • 1 container (150g) Okios triple zero banana greek yogurt
  • 2 oz (56g) light cream cheese, softened


Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth and creamy with small lumps. Add softened butter and stir to combine. Mix in egg, vanilla extract and Splenda until smooth. Fold in dry ingredients: salt, baking soda, paleo flour, all-purpose flour and protein powder.

Lightly spray a 9x9 glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Smooth batter into pan and bake for 13-15 minutes in a preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a baking rack while you prepare the frosting.

In a small bowl, mix softened cream cheese and greek yogurt well until smooth. Spread on top of bars and cut into 9 equal sized bars.


    • Serving Size: 1 bar
    • Servings: 9
    • 124 calories
    • 3.8g Fat
    • 14.5g Carbohydrates
    • 7.2g Protein

Recipe Notes:

  • To reduce the calories even more, use fat free cream cheese and fat free butter
  • Paleo and all-purpose flour can be substituted for other flours (i.e. almond, wheat,coconut), however it may change the consistency and texture of the recipe slightly
  • Banana flavored greek yogurt can be substituted for vanilla or even cinnamon
  • If you prefer a sweeter frosting, add 1 T. Splenda to the cream cheese, greek yogurt mix

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