Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Our thanks to Roslyn from Sooke for submitting this recipe.

4.60 avg. rating (87% score) - 5 votes


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Island Farms by Natrel sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Natrel butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Natrel butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. Island Farms milk


Heat oven to 375 F. Grease and flour 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Beat sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs in large bowl until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt; blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts. Spread evenly in baking pan. Bake 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly then cut into bars. For Frosting: heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat until bubbling; let it turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and whisk until smooth. For best results, spread the frosting over bars while they're still warm.
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