Banana Bars with Butter Rum Sauce

We started baking for Autumn already. Sink your teeth into a warm banana bar with butter rum sauce and you will not be disappointed.  Fall just screams baking to me. I bake the most treats and crank up the oven often during the crispy and cool days. I love being in the kitchen, now I don't love the clean up part, but it is a worth while sacrifice to get wonderful homemade baked goods. We always share with our neighbors, and they love getting warm baked goods as a gift. Well, they say they do...so we will just keep making them. 

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1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2 1/2 large bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375.



MIX 

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Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts if you wanted to use them.
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Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk

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).

*I boiled my butter for 7 minutes & it wouldn't turn brown. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but it still turned out good.  I didn't leave the butter because it wanted to pop everywhere(even on med) so I rocked the pan back in forth. That was a dangerous little step. I would say use less powdered sugar if you are not a fan of sweet, sweet icing. We actually ended up knocking most of ours off and the banana bar was so scrumptious all by itself...it really could do without the butter rum sauce.

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Yield 12 bars if you use a 15 x 10 Jelly roll pan.
Yield 24 bars if you use a 9 x 13 casserole dish. I used this one because that is the largest size I had.

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I tried this recipe from Life's Simple Measures.

Of Course I did omit the walnuts, & added a little cinnamon.

My husband gets home and tries it and say mmm bet this would be even better all warm with ice cream. This sounds awesome BECAUSE this is the ice cream we currently have in our freezer:
Let me tell you it does not disappoint.  The Oreo Birthday Blast is pretty darn awesome too.
Let me know how this recipe turned out for you if you tried it. Happy Baking!


3 comments:

susan robinson said...

oh that looks so yummy... and of course I'm hungry too.

Rose Jess said...

Good Morning, I'm Rose form A Rosie Sweet Home, I'm doing the Fall Crawl at the Artsy Girl Connection with you. I thought I would stop by say hi and follow a long with your blog too. I hope you are having a great weekend. I would love it if you stopped by my blog when you get the time.
Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

Amy @Consider Me Inspired said...

These look so delicious!! I am always looking for new recipes and will definitely be trying this one.
Looks as though you have many yummy recipe posts.
Discovered your blog through Twitter and will now follow.
Bismah@
http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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