banana bread brownies from 12tomatoes.com

2 eggs
3 bananas, mashed
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For frosting:

½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
⅓ cup milk

 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or line with parchment paper.
  • Mash bananas until just smooth. Add cinnamon and stir until well blended.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, sour cream, and eggs until creamy. Add vanilla extract and mashed bananas.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet in 3 small batches. Optional: fold in chopped walnuts.
  • Pour batter into baking dish, spreading evenly, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven to cool slightly.
  • In large sauce pan, melt butter until just golden brown in color.
  • Whisk in powdered sugar one cup at a time, followed by vanilla and milk.
  • Once mixture has come together and thickened, pour warm frosting over top of banana brownies, using a spatula to spread evenly over the top. Cool completely before cutting into squares to serve.

 

Banana Chocolate Nut Bread from Fanny Farmer

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3 ripe bananas, well mashed
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup nut meats, coarsely chopped (I prefer walnuts)
1/2 – 1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Mix in a bowl 3 ripe bananas, well mashed, and 2 eggs, beaten until light. Sift together 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add to the first mixture. stir until mixed. Add 1/2 cup chopped nut meats and chocolate chips. Stir well.

Put in a buttered loaf pan 9 by 5 inches. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from pan to a rack. Serve still warm or cooled, as you like it.