Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Hollie Cameron Recipe

By Hollie Cameron darhol

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.

Recipe Rating:
 11 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


1 1/2 c
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
butter, softened
Find more recipes at
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
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 c
Find more recipes at
4 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
Kitchen Crew

Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"

You observe situations before diving in, choosing words and actions wisely. You're the loyal friend and...

TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!

Directions Step-By-Step

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).

About this Recipe

  • Comments

  • 1-5 of 21
  • user
    Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrands - Jul 24, 2012
    When I make my Grandmothers Banana Bread recipe I've never frosted it.
    I love the br butter frosting though...think I'll put it on next time.
  • user
    Patsy-Lee Hadix texastootsie - Aug 12, 2012
    If you look at your ingredients, you did not add the eggs. The instructions say to beat together sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs. So I guessed at it and put 2 in, I hope that was about right. Its in the oven and ready to come out.
  • user
    Janna Corliss MrsApricot - Aug 15, 2012
    Found the recipe on the above reference blog, and two eggs is correct. Off to make these now!!!
  • user
    Janna Corliss MrsApricot - Aug 20, 2012
    They were amazing! Will definitely be making these again!
  • user
    Tonya M AngelsWhisper - Aug 22, 2012
    I made this recipe today and followed it to the letter...the taste was AMAZING!! I don't know if I did something wrong though, because it came out more like Banana Bread than "bars". I thought it would be more dense so it would cut like bars. Anyone have any idea what I could've done wrong? I'd appreciate any input, as I'm a fairly new baker.