Hollie Cameron Recipe

Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

By Hollie Cameron darhol


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24
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I found these on the Life's Simple Measures blog and the cake is the BEST banana bread that I've ever had. The cake is extremely dense and moist.

Ingredients

BANANA BREAD BARS
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
2
eggs
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 3/4 c
mashed ripe bananas (3-4 bananas)
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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

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24 Comments

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melanie brungard melbrun
Monday at 6:42 PM
I love these but I have a question my brown butter frosting gets real hard on the brownies is this right?? I don't want ypthe frosting to be hard please tell me what I'm doing wrong or if its to be that way!! Thank You!!
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Linda Marton martonl300
Dec 19, 2014
I tried this the other night and OMG! delicious!! I put in some rum soaked raisins and pecans, can't stop eating this!! Great recipe and very easy! I used a 9x13 pan and it came out as a moist dense banana cake. I had never had brown butter frosting before and it really compliments the cake (bread?). Who cares, it's good!!!!!
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janine dublanko janined
Oct 30, 2014
I have made this recipe many many times - it is ALWAYS loved by all!!!! it is my 'go to' recipe for events and is gobbled up SO FAST!! I also love that it is super quick to make :O)
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Madeline Richardson maddyrich
Jun 22, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Chrissy Hackley Chrissy_Hackley
May 10, 2014
I came across this recipe on facebook and they looked so good I could hardly wait for my bananas to get to perfect ripeness. I just made these and my house smelled better than when I make banana bread! The frosting is to die for. I had to try them while they were still warm and I want to sit down with a fork and the whole pan!!!! So good thank you for sharing!