Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting
|1 1/2 c||sugar|
|1 c||sour cream|
|1/2 c||butter, softened|
|1 3/4 c||mashed ripe bananas (3-4 bananas)|
|2 tsp||vanilla extract|
|2 c||all purpose flour|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|1/2 c||chopped walnuts (optional)|
|BROWN BUTTER FROSTING|
|4 c||powdered sugar|
|1 1/2 tsp||vanilla extract|
1. Heat oven to 330F. Grease a 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.
2. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
3. 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.
4. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt 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).
Picture courtesy http://www.manymakings.com/2013/03/18/banana-bread-bars-with-brown-butter-frosting/