Best banana bread brownies are insanely delicious! They are to die for and always a huge hit! Almost like banana bread but more like cake.
These taste even better then they look, definitely one of my best go to recipes! These are amazing and turn out perfectly moist and insanely delicious! Better then banana bread if you are looking for a sweet treat! You can actually make these and not add the icing if you don’t want them too sweet and they are still amazingly delicious!! I made mine without the walnuts but you can use any nuts you want to use. Pecans would taste fantastic on these. I usually don’t use nuts in baked goods so the kids can bring them to school. Most places have a nut free policy these days including schools.
These are perfect for a decadent dessert or to take to any party or pot luck. You can cut these small because they are sweet so you won’t need a big piece. I love making these because they are different from the usual brownies you would make. I always have ripe bananas so these are a great way to use them up. I wait until the bananas are really ripe before using them to bake with. The riper they are the better for baking.
If you want to freeze these, a great idea is to cut them up and wrap them individually. That way, you can take them out one at a time for a snack in stead of thawing them all at one time. I find these disappear super fast in my house, so if you want some to freeze you may have to make 2 pans. You will love these!
Looking for more brownie recipes? Check out another favorite – Mounds Brownies
Why not try – Four Ingredient Banana Bread
Banana Bread Brownies
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1-3/4 large ripe bananas mashed, 3 or 4
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
Brown Butter Frosting:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 cup powdered sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbs milk
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 9x11 inch pan.
- In a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts (optional)
- Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Brown Butter Frosting
- To make the frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.
- 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).