banana bread bars with brown butter frosting

★★★★★ 17 Reviews
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By Hollie Cameron
from Sparks, NV

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.

★★★★★ 17 Reviews
serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For banana bread bars with brown butter frosting

  • 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

How To Make banana bread bars with brown butter frosting

  • 1
    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
    2. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3
    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
    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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