Banana Blondies w/Browned Butter Frosting Recipe

Banana Blondies w/Browned Butter Frosting Recipe
Got overripe bananas? Make these Banana Blondies with Browned Butter Frosting, and make everybody happy. Bananas ripen so quickly, it seems there are always bananas that are way too ripe to eat. Most people love bananas, and especially when they are baked into something wonderful. These Blondies are moist, chewy, and delicious, and since they are topped with a fabulous frosting, they are irresistible. They are easy to make, too, so it won’t take much effort to put a batch together.
These yummy bars keep well when kept in an airtight container, but they will most likely go fast. They are great to take to pot-luck dinners, family gatherings, or picnics.

48 Bars

1 cup melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Line a 1/4 sheet pan with 1" sides (or 9" x 13" pan) with parchment.
  3. Cream the melted butter and brown sugar; add the vanilla, eggs, and bananas; mix until smooth.
  4. Measure the flour into a fine strainer set over the banana mixture.
  5. Add the salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; shake the dry ingredients through.
  6. With the mixer on low, mix until smooth.
  7. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and smooth evenly.
  8. Bake about 25 minutes or until the center is set.
  9. Remove from the oven to cool.
  10. Frosting: Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat; let the butter cook until it turns a light golden brown.
  11. Measure the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and turn the mixer to low.
  12. Pour the browned butter into the mixture.
  13. Add milk and beat on high until smooth.
  14. Spread over the cooled bars and cut into 48 squares.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 55
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 42% Protein 3% Carb. 55%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 88 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 2%

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