I have never known that a simple banana bread that’s already delicious on its own can still be a million times mouthful. This banana bread bars, yes you heard it right, bars with brown butter frosting is easy and quick to make. A total game-changer for all the banana lovers out there! Or even if you are not a fan, I’m sure that one bite will make you crazy and you will be in love!
To make the Bars:
1 ½ cups of white sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup of butter softened
1 ¾ cups of mashed ripe bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
For the Frosting:
½ cup butter
4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE BANANA BREAD BARS WITH BROWN BUTTER FROSTING
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C. And grease and flour a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.
Step 2: Mix the white sugar, sour cream, half a cup of softened butter, and eggs in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Stir in the bananas and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix for a minute, then, add in the walnuts. Beat the batter until incorporated.
Step 3: Empty the batter into the greased and floured pan. Spread the batter evenly.
Step 4: Place the pan inside the preheated oven. Bake for 27 minutes until golden. Let it cool.
Step 5: Melt half of the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat when bubbling and golden brown.
Step 6: For the frosting, whisk the confectioner’s sugar, milk, and vanilla extract into the melted butter. Mix until you get a smooth frosting consistency.
Step 7: Spread the frosting over the cooled banana bars. Serve and enjoy!
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