Love making this in batches and passing them to friends and neighbors. It’s one of my most requested recipes

Banana Bread Brownies are a delightful and comforting treat that combines the best of both worlds: the rich texture of brownies with the delicious and moist flavor of banana bread. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth with an indulgent twist. While the exact origins of Banana Bread Brownies are unclear, the combination of banana and chocolate has been enjoyed for years, and it’s no surprise that this delightful dessert has become a favorite in households all around the world.
Banana Bread Brownies can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, making them a versatile treat for various occasions. They make a fantastic dessert option for potlucks, bake sales, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. If you’re looking to take it up a notch, try serving them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for an extra decadent treat. Alternatively, you can also serve Banana Bread Brownies with sliced bananas and a drizzle of caramel sauce for an added touch of sweetness and presentation.

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping:
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
½ cup unsalted butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
2. In a bowl, cream together sugar, sour cream, and softened butter.
3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then add mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the banana mixture and mix until just combined.
5. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
7. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
8. For the frosting, melt the butter and let it cool slightly. Then, beat in powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth and creamy.
9. Spread the frosting over the cooled banana bread brownies.
Once the frosting is set, cut into squares or bars and serve.

Now, you can savor the delightful combination of rich chocolate and the naturally sweet flavor of bananas in every bite of these Banana Bread Brownies. Enjoy!

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