Sunday, September 2, 2012

Banana Bread Bars w/Brown Butter Frosting

 I had a few over ripe bananas that I needed to use. 
I have been in the mood for Fall recipes lately,
so I considered Banana Nut Bread.
But, I wanted something new.
Off I went to my Pinterest Boards.
I knew I had pinned something 'fallish' there!
And Yep...Lo and behold....I did.
I chose the photo I liked, which led me to this site

And of course, I stayed with the Banana bread idea.

Banana Bread Bars w/ Brown Butter Frosting
2 dozen large bars

1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
(I chose not to use them this time)

Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk

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.  Spread batter evenly into pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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.  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). 


  1. Yummy! I wish I had a few of those for breakfast. I am your newest follower.

  2. looks delicious ..cant wait to try..Margaret


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