Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sour Cream Banana Bars

I am a huge fan of banana bread. Unfortunately, I have yet to try a recipe that works well. This sour cream banana bar recipe is a great one in the meantime. It is not a loaf, rather a sheet cake treat! It is so moist and tastes yummy.  Let it cool slightly and then spread a browned butter frosting on top. Serve up and enjoy! This recipe came from my cousin, Kristy.

Sour Cream Banana Bars

1 ½ c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
½ c. butter, softened (or substitute ¼ c. butter and ¼ c. applesauce)
2 eggs
1 ½ c. mashed bananas (3 large)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. GF flour (featherlight or sorghum/cornstarch mix)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
½ c. chopped nuts (optional)

Mash bananas in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, butter, applesauce, sour cream, and eggs. Cream together. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Grease and flour 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1” pan (deep cookie sheet). Spread batter in pan. Bake at 375 degrees until light brown (20-25 minutes). Mine takes closer to 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly. Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting
¼ c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. milk

Heat butter over medium heat until delicate brown. Mix in sugar, vanilla, and milk. Beat until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. I just made this last night 10-3-10 and it's the BEST! Thank you so much!!! I used Tom Sawyer flour. They are like banana maple bars. The frosting is amazing. I love your blog.