On the menu today: Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting.
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The bars were quick and easy to prepare, and the result was delicious. They were the perfect texture and density, and the walnuts added just the right amount of crunch. This recipe would have made a good banana bread on its own, but then when you add the delightful melt-in-your-mouth brown butter frosting to the top...oh my. I was in heaven. I won't even tell you how many of these I ate over the course of a few days. It may or may not have been my main source of food for days on end.
This recipe makes a huge batch of bars, so if you aren't taking them to a party and only have a few people in your home, you may consider halving the recipe. I didn't, and Hubby and I were eating them for almost a week. Not that we minded, to be sure. The sour cream in the recipe keeps them plenty moist; in fact, my husband asked me what kind of magic I used to keep them moist three days after making them.
Although I can't decide if this is a breakfast food or a dessert, I don't really care; I'll eat it for either. You should definitely try it the next time you're in a banana mood.
I give it an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Have you tried this recipe? If so, do you agree with my rating?
Looking for another way to use up overripe bananas? Try my Oatmeal Almond Banana Pancakes for a healthy breakfast treat!