This recipe is one I got off of Pinterest, thanks to PinCookie.com . If you like banana you will love these, and even if you don’t you probably will love these. I made them a while ago and then my sister brought some over recently and reminded me how good they are. These are dangerous in my house, I really have no self-control when they are around. The first time I made them I put them on the counter. I swear every time I walked by I would take just another tiny piece, before I knew it half the pan was gone. I quickly packaged up the remaining bit and passed them out to family and friends. These are a must try!!!!
This recipe is the same as on PinCookie.com, when I made them I cut the frosting recipe in half it was a little too much for me. Do as you wish, but I would recommend starting with half and if you want more make a second batch and add that on top.
Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting:
- 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
Heat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 15×10-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.
Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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.
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).