Sour Cream Banana Bars

Marsha Gardner


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


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4 dozen bars
25 Min


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1 1/2 c
1 c
sour cream
1/2 fl
butter, softened
2 large
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)


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

How to Make Sour Cream Banana Bars


  • 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.
    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.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies

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