Banana Bars W/browned Butter Frosting Recipe

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BANANA BARS W/BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING

Marti Baxter

By
@ctykty

Usually we make banana bread with over-ripe bananas, but this is a great alternative and every bit as delicious - with a whole new taste!


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Rating:

Serves:

24

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
butter, softened
2
eggs
3 or 4
ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp
vanilla
2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
sea salt
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

1/2 c
butter
4 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
3 Tbsp
milk or half and half

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease & flour 15" X 10" baking pan with edges.
2
Beat together sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs until creamy. Blend in vanilla and bananas.
3
Add flour, baking soda & salt. Blend for 1 minute. Stir in chopped walnuts if desired.
4
Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and then frost with Browned Butter Frosting (which follows)
5
BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING directions:
6
Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat until bubbling, turn heat down to simmer and let butter continue bubbling until it turns a delicate brown. Remove from heat immediately
7
Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze, but thinner than frosting).
8
Using a spatula, spread frosting over warm bars. Cool and cut to serve. Leftovers may be stored in covered container in refrigerator for up to a week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #nuts, #sugar, #bananas, #dairy