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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26 Comments

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Nikole Parks-Hanvy nikkiparkshanvy
Jul 16, 2015
Can I use zucchini in place of the bananas for zucchini bars????
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Lisa Rosling Lisa51123
May 28, 2015
This is delicious! I just made it and the flavor is excellent. My only problem was I cooked it for 10 minutes longer then recommended and it still was raw in the middle. It was nicely browned on the bottom, top and sides. I should have checked it with a tooth pick. Has anyone else had this problem? It is a great recipe and I will be making it again soon. Thank you for sharing
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melanie brungard melbrun
May 25, 2015
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)