Banana Brownies with Browned Butter Icing

Image 8My dear mother-in-law recently e-mailed me this delish recipe. Ohhhhh, my- WOW. These brownies are so moist and the browned butter in the icing gives it a “Bananas Foster” taste. You simply must make this recipe…it’s a keeper.

Image 2Start off with your butter, sour cream, sugar and eggs. Beat well.

Image 4Mash 4 very ripe bananas.

Image 3Add them to the mix with vanilla.
Image 5Add your flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Bake in a greased 9×13 pan in a 375 oven for 25 mins or until lightly browned.

Image 6While brownies are baking, make your icing by browning your butter in a pan like so…make sure you use medium heat and let it simmer until it’s lightly browned.

Image 7Pour butter in with 4 cups of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix well. Pour over top of warm brownies. 

Image 8This is serious. 

Banana Brownies with Browned Butter Icing
Serves: 12
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  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • Browned Butter Icing
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  1. Heat oven to 375
  2. Butter 9x13 pan
  3. Beat together sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs
  4. Mash bananas and add them into mixture with vanilla
  5. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well
  6. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 25 mins or until lightly browned and done in the center
  7. To make the icing:
  8. Simmer butter in a sauce pan on medium heat until lightly browned
  9. Add butter to powdered sugar, vanilla and milk
  10. Mix well
  11. Pour over warm brownies
  12. Serve warm




  1. Looks delish! Have you ever considered adding a “pin it” button to your posts so those of us using mobile devices can easily pin your recipes for later?

  2. Made this last night… Ooohhh…It was sweet…and delicious!

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