Banana Bread Bars With Brown Butter Frosting




Introduction: Banana Bread Bars With Brown Butter Frosting

Banana Bread Bars:
1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk

1.  Heat oven to 375F.  Grease and flour 15x10-inch jelly roll pan.  For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy.  Blend in bananas and vanilla extract.  Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute.  Stir in walnuts.

2.  Spread batter evenly into pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

3.  Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling.  Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.

4.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.  Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting).  Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm).

Yield: 2 dozen large bars

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is one of my all time favorite recipes to make. I add about 1 cup of shredded coconut when I add the walnuts and I can tell you this is absolutely amazing! My Daughter even asked for this instead of a cake for her 4th birthday :o)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, these look amazing. I love banana bread and browned butter........... so good. I will have to try these, they look really moist- all I can say is YUM.

    I usually don't have banana bread with frosting; this sounds like it would be amazing!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh wow, this looks decadent. Thank you so much for sharing this! I can't wait for more!