Banana Bread Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

In our house, the banana situation only goes to the extremes… Either they are all eaten up with a day or two of me buying them or they are not eaten at all and I end up baking with them.

This recipe came out of a need to use some over ripe bananas.

The Banana Bread Bar is moist and super yummy but the Browned Butter Frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness. Perfection!

Also it is really hard to cut bars with frosting and still make the bar look good enough to photograph. See the frosting smudge down the banana bar… Oh well.

Banana Bread Bars with Browned Butter Frosting Recipe

Banana Bread Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ C Sugar
  • 1 C Sour Cream
  • ½ C Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Ripe Bananas,Mashed
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 C Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ Tsp Salt
  • ½ C Walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease and Flour a 9×13 pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs until creamy.
  4. Blend in the bananas and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add the walnuts and stir until mixed throughout.
  7. Spread in the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Let cool slightly until warm and frost with the Browned Butter Frosting below.

Banana Bread Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Browned Butter Frosting Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Butter
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 C Confectionary Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Milk

Directions:

  1. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is boiling and turned slightly brown.
  2. Remove from heat and mix with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread on top of the warm Banana Bread Bars.
  4. Let the frosting set and the bars cool completely before cutting.

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