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Banana Bread Bars


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  • Banana Bread Bars:
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Cups chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Brown Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. milk



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

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