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Brown Butter Banana Bread

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Comforting and nutty, brown butter banana bread is perfect for a Fall afternoon.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BREAD:
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Bananas, Mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING:
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Cold

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan, and set aside.

In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook the butter, stirring occasionally, until it darkens. (Do not burn it, cook it until it smells nutty.) Once the butter has browned, remove from the heat, and cool slightly.

While the butter is browning, combine the ingredients for the crumb topping in a medium bowl (use your hands or a fork to mix the 2 Tablespoons of cold) butter into the dry topping ingredients until crumbly, pea-sized crumbs form). Set aside.

Back to the bread… In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon, and set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, combine the egg and sugar, and mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Mix in the cooled brown butter slowly.

Add the mashed bananas, the milk and the vanilla extract, and mix on medium speed until combined.

Mix in the flour mixture until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the top of the batter.

Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before enjoying!

Makes 1 large loaf, or 3 small loaves.

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Jean on 1.15.2014

I thought the bread was good but for some reason I’m not experiencing it like everyone else.

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Carla on 10.25.2013

So delicious. I have just finished a decadent lunch with two slices of it with a shmear of peanut butter. Yum. Thank you for the recipe.

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terrilw on 8.12.2013

This is so good! Like some other reviewers said, 50 minutes was enough time for it to be perfect.

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marrec20 on 7.23.2013

I made this Sunday night and my husband and I loved it. If I left it home during the week he would have eaten the whole thing by himself. I took it to work and it was gone in 2 minutes. Everyone is now asking me for the recipe. Thanks for sharing

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thebakingbandit on 4.7.2013

This is awesome banana bread, super moist and flavorful. I wished there had been more browned butter flavor, though. Also, this is probably just an issue with my oven, but mine was in for an hour and five minutes, and was still uncooked in the middle. But other than that, amazing recipe.

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