I had dinner on the table for when Derek got home from work last night….I tried a new dessert recipe that has been in my queue forever and wanted to share with all of you!
Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting
Oh my, these are delicious! I was so excited when we finally had some ripe bananas. Usually we go through these suckers before they become ripe enough for things like banana bread. I knew once we had 3 or 4 available, I wanted to make this recipe. It is pretty dense (I think I would bake it in a deeper pan next time) but seriously delicious. Enjoy!
Original Recipe from here
- Banana Bread Bars:
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ cups (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Browned Butter Frosting:
- ½ cup butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- about 3 tablespoons milk or half and half
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease and flour 10x15 jelly roll pan or line with parchment paper (for thicker bars use a 9x13 pan).
- Beat first four ingredients until creamy.
- Blend in bananas and vanilla for one minute.
- Add dry ingredients and blend for one minute.
- Stir in nuts and spread in pan.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
- Cool slighty until warm but not hot and frost with Browned Butter Frosting (recipe below).
- For the Browned Butter Frosting: Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat past the melting point until it is boiling and a delicate brown.
- Remove from the heat and immediately add the remaining ingredients.
- This should be thicker than a glaze and thinner than frosting.
- Using a spatula smooth over the top immediately.
- The frosting will be easier to spread once it's on the warm bread.
Oh, PS- I have my glucose test this week so please wish me luck!