Sunday, 24 November 2013

Banana Bread Brownies

Banana bread is soooo good. I had no idea there was banana bread brownies!? What a great idea! I found this recipe at The Pastry Chef's baking website.

Banana Bread Bars:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. 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, if using.
  2. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, for the frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter fat solids turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.
  4. 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). If the butter separates from the frosting, blot carefully with a paper towel. Cool completely before cutting.

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