Sour Cream Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Total Time
30mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1 inch jelly roll pan.
  3. In bowl of a stand mixer combine sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs on low speed for 1 minute; scrape the sides of the bowl once or twice to ensure that the ingredients are all combined.
  4. Add the bananas and vanilla and beat for 30 seconds on low speed.
  5. Add the flour, salt and baking soda and beat until combined; medium speed, scraping bowl when necessary, for about 1 minute.
  6. Fold in the nuts, if desired.
  7. Spread dough in prepared pan; use a spatula to get the dough evenly spread on the pan.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.
  9. Cool in the pan.
  10. Prepare the frosting by heating the butter in a medium size saucepan over medium heat until slightly frothy and just brown but not burned; remove from heat.
  11. Mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk; whisk until smooth and fluffy.
  12. Spread frosting on cooled cake.
  13. Cut into 2 x 2 inch bars.
Most Helpful

I forgot to mention in my review above - I use white sugar - just as printed in the recipe booklet. Haven't tried it with the brown sugar.

Janie Cooper April 10, 2009

These are nice, moist cake-like bars with a fudgey frosting. I used a 13 X 9 pan and baked about 35 minutes.

Debbb July 24, 2005