Banana Bread Brownies


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Servings: 15
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 -4 bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 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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