Sour Cream Banana Bars

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

This cake like cookie bar makes a great dessert, so moist and the browned butter frosting is delectable.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4 dozen bars
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
1/2 fl
butter, softened
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
mashed banana, (about 3 large)
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
pecans, in pieces (optional)

BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING

1/2 c
butter (no substitution)
4 c
powdered sugar
6 Tbsp
milk

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan.

2Mix sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping sides occasionally for 1 minute.

3Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed for 30 seconds.

4Add flour, salt and baking soda on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 1 minute. Stir in nuts if using. (I like to add them to the top after frosting bars)

5Spread batter into pan. Bake until a light brown color, 20-25 minutes.

6Cool and frost with Browned Butter Frosting. Cut into bars, about 2x1 1/2 inches.

7BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING:
Heat butter over medium hear until delicate brown. Remove pan from heat and mix in powdered sugar and milk until smooth and of spreading consistency.

8Butter is the only option for this frosting. Margarine will not give it the depth of flavor that browned butter imparts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies