Making complex recipes surprisingly simple

Making complex recipes surprisingly simple

Easy Brown Butter Banana Bread

Easy Brown Butter Banana Bread

This brown butter banana bread is family friendly, super easy to make, and incredibly moist and delicious. This banana bread is a classic treat perfect for any time of the day.

Let’s admit it, you have probably had 50+ versions of banana bread at friends houses, parties, gatherings, family reunions, etc. I have too, but this banana bread is different from all of them because it starts with brown butter, (OOhhhh! Fancy!) yet it is still super easy to make! Brown butter adds a delicious, rich, nutty taste to this banana bread and elevates the flavor to be something a little bit better than your average chip-off-the-block banana bread.

Don’t think you have brown butter? You probably do, all you need is butter, a saucepan and a spatula. Really it is that easy!

Banana Bread in Slices

How to Make Brown Butter

The idea of making brown butter sounds super hard for some people but the good news is… it’s not! Brown butter is only butter that has been heated over the stove until the milk particles brown slightly. That’s it!

Banana bread Arial

Banana Basics

Using overripe bananas is crucial to awesome banana bread because overripe bananas have a more prominent flavor. Not only is banana bread a perfect way to use up those tired bananas sitting on your counter, but it is also a deliciously easy snack perfect for any type of day.

Some banana bread has a gummy texture from the use of too many bananas. If you think about it, it’s hard to imagine a banana bread with too many bananas, but many banana bread recipes fall victim to this very mistake.

The reason why there can be too many bananas in banana bread is that bananas contribute to the texture and body of banana bread. When there are too many bananas in the bread, there is not enough structure in the bread causing it to be gummy. The same would happen to a pumpkin bread with too much pumpkin. It’s not just bananas that can cause this to happen. Thankfully this banana bread has the perfect balance of bananas that contribute to the flavor without giving a gummy texture to the quick bread.

Banana Bread on a wash cloth.

Brown Butter Banana Bread

This brown butter banana bread is family friendly, super easy to make, and incredibly moist and delicious. This banana bread is a classic treat perfect for any time of the day. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Banana Bread, Brown Butter

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar 200g
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Bananas overripe
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Place the butter in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring consistently until the butter is bubbly and a golden brown. It should give off a slightly nutty aroma. Allow the butter to cool to room temperature, there is no need for it to thicken.
  • In a large bowl combine butter and the brown sugar, stir until completely combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs mixing until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl mash the bananas until smooth. Stir the banana mixture into the butter mixture.
  • Mix the all-purpose flour and the baking soda into the wet ingredients.
  • When the batter is fully mixed, add the walnuts and the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

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