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sour cream banana bars

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Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

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

(1 rating)
yield 4 dozen bars
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For sour cream banana bars

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 fl
    butter, softened
  • 2 lg
  • 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

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan.
  • 2
    Mix sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping sides occasionally for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed for 30 seconds.
  • 4
    Add 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)
  • 5
    Spread batter into pan. Bake until a light brown color, 20-25 minutes.
  • 6
    Cool and frost with Browned Butter Frosting. Cut into bars, about 2x1 1/2 inches.
  • 7
    BROWNED 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.
  • 8
    Butter is the only option for this frosting. Margarine will not give it the depth of flavor that browned butter imparts.

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