Banana Bread Brownies

Banana Bread Brownies

A few days ago Chris sent me a text to request I make these, with walnuts included. The recipe was listed on a friends Facebook page. This is absolutely a Chris kind of dessert. How do I know? Because I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. His work crew was having a party last night to send off one of the guys on their shift so I made them, let the girls sample it, and sent the remainder with him. The girls decided it was indeed, just as it’s named, Banana Bread Brownies, “It tastes like banana bread, but with frosting.” Chris and the guys liked it.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the brown butter frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tbsp. milk, for desired consistency


Turn on oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan; set aside. For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together the sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Fold in the walnuts.

Spread the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until top is golden brown or toothpick inserted comes out clean.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk together until smooth. The consistency will be thicker than a glaze, but thinner than a frosting. Spread the frosting over the warm brownies. It will take only a few minutes for it to set up

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