Brown Butter Frosted Banana Nut Bread Blondies

Traci Coleman


Recently made these. The recipe comes from "Confections from the Cody Kitchen" blog.

The original recipe calls these Banana Bread Brownies, but I don't want anyone to assume there'll be chocolate involved and be disappointed. So mine are named Blondies.

Be sure to use a high quality vanilla in the frosting - you will be so happy that you did!

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20 Min
30 Min


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1 1/2 c
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
butter, softened
3 1/2 - 4
very ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp
2 c
1 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
chopped pecans


3/4 c
6 c
powdered sugar
2 1/4 tsp
4 1/2 Tbsp
milk, plus more if needed

How to Make Brown Butter Frosted Banana Nut Bread Blondies


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • 2For the blondies:

    Beat together sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  • 3For the frosting:

    A few minutes before the blondies are done, start making the frosting. Place butter in a large saucepan. Melt butter over medium heat and bring to a boil, whisking, until the butter turns a golden brown color. Remove from heat immediately. Whisk in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. You can add additional milk if frosting is too thick.
  • 4Pour and spread the warm frosting over the warm blondies. Allow to cool at least two hours before cutting and devouring.

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