Monday, August 22, 2011

Roasted Banana Bars with Browned Butter–Pecan Frosting

Confession:  I only really like greenish bananas.  I like for them to be a little bit sour.  Once they turn yellow and sweet, I am no longer interested.  In my opinion, there is only one thing to do with ripe bananas.  Bake.  I saved this recipe a while ago and figured that it was time to give it a whirl.  

The first thing you need to do is roast the pecans, which is actually very easy to do.  If you have never tried it before, these directions are very easy to follow.  I am going to be honest right now and say that this is not the easiest recipe I have ever made, but all of the steps are worth it in the end.  Plus, this recipe is from Cooking Light, so it is kinda-sorta healthy-ish.  

This is the before and after for roasting the bananas.

And the before and after for baking.

Since the frosting recipe calls for low-fat (and low-taste) cream cheese, the butter is so important, because it adds a much fuller flavor.  I want to put this on absolutely everything (and you will too).  Enjoy, and let me know if you make this.  I want to hear how it comes out. 


ajg-jane said...

I'm with you once they turn sweet I pass! The recipe looks fantastic now all my ripe b's won't go to waste!

Adele said...

Wow Erin! These look soooo yummy!!

MM said...

I was running out of baking ideas, so thank you so much honey for this delicious looking recipe!

Have a lovely Monday!! Kisses

PS: I am on the opposite, I like ripe bananas!!

Carly said...

This looks so delicious! I love the idea :)

colleen said...

butter pecan anything always sounds good to me.

Prissy said...

YUMMY!! I'm adding this to my recipe arsenal! LOL! My Sweetheart LOVES anything that has bananas or nuts in it. This will be a great recipe to make!

Thanks for sharing,

Lorena said...

Now I am hungry.
I am lazy and hungry. Bad combo for me.

Lindsey said...

I just pinned this so I can remember to make it. Looks so good!

Gawgus things... said...

Oh wow! This looks soooo amazing and totally low-fat I'm sure ;) xxx

Sizzle and Zoom said...

These look so delish!


deeee-lish! xo

Bad Joan said...

This looks so tasty and a great way to use over ripe bananas other than traditional banana bread.


Erin said...

Delicious! I have heard sooo much about Cooking Light lately! I need to look into this! Your Banana Bars look delicious!


Erin @

Kathy S said...

Those look amazing!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Sooooo Im gonna need you to freeze me a piece and overnight it to me! Looks delicious!!!

Katie said...

mmm...I'm so hungry right now! Totally adding these to my list of things to make! {and since the hubs hates bananas, I can have 'em to myself!}

Anonymous said...

yummmmmyyy! looks so good!

Mary Ann said...

Mmm...these look delicious!! I love pecans!

I'm Erin

My photo
Hi, I'm Erin. I am living back on the east coast after 15 years out west. Currently readjusting to humidity and mosquitos. I love to take pictures and read fashion magazines.... and to talk about nothing in particular (ok, and my dogs).

Follow Along

Blog Archives


Search This Blog

Grab My Button

Popcorn, Pugs, and Peonies
<div class="grab-button" margin: 0 auto;"><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" alt="Popcorn, Pugs, and Peonies"></div>
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2015 • All Rights Reserved