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Brown Butter Banana Bars topped with a heavenly brown butter vanilla bean frosting make the perfect portable dessert to share with friends and family.
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Brown Butter Banana Bars

Brown Butter Banana Bars topped with a heavenly brown butter vanilla bean frosting make the perfect portable dessert to share with friends and family.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 bars
Calories 85kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas mashed , about 3 large or 4 small
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • brown butter vanilla bean frosting see recipe in notes

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk frequently, scraping the bottom. As the butter foams, continue whisking and scraping to release any brown bits that may stick to the bottom. Once the butter has sufficiently browned (not burned) and smells heavenly, remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper or grease with butter.
  • Add browned butter, sugar, sour cream, and eggs to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed for about a minute. Scrape sides, add bananas and vanilla, and continue to mix on low for another 30 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to the wet. Start mixing on low speed just to combine and then flash on high speed for about 10 seconds to fully mix. Scrape sides, add nuts, and mix to combine.
  • Spread batter in pan and bake in preheated oven until light brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow bars to fully cool before you frost with brown butter vanilla bean frosting and cut into individual servings.
  • These store really well in an airtight container in the freezer.

Notes

  • recipe adapted from Gold Medal Recipe Book
  • Nutritional info did not include frosting
  • Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Frosting: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/brown-butter-vanilla-bean-frosting/

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg