Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Hollie Cameron

By
@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.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

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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