Browned Butter Roasted Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I know, I know. I just posted banana bread…a chocolate banana bread in fact.

But I had lots of bananas and buttermilk, and my mama always told me not to waste.

Back in the day, I posted my famous Banana Bread. It made it rounds around the web and I got nothing by praise about it. Yeah.

I know the old saying is “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I get it.

Well, I wanted to mix it up a bit. Essentially the same recipe, but a few technique changes.

I wanted a deeper flavor. So I roasted the bananas and browned the butter. Two extra steps, but well worth it.

Bananas before roasting

Banana Bread

Bananas after roasting

Banana Bread

These are my FAVORITE frozen blueberries of ALL TIME! They even sell them in a canned variety now. I can’t find them in the stores yet…but trusty Amazon has them here.

Blueberries for banana bread

These are the pans I always use for my banana bread.

Pans for banana bread

A loaf with blueberries in it.

BlueBerry Banana bread

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Browned Butter Roasted Banana Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16
  • 1 stick salted butter, browned
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 large very ripe Bananas,roasted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray TWO 8" x 3¾" x 2½" pans with non stick spray
  3. In a mixer bowl, mix browned butter, sugar,vanilla and roasted bananas until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each one.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
  6. Incorporate the flour and buttermilk into the banana mixture. Start by adding a little butter milk, mix, then add some flour, then mix. Do this until all of it is gone.(Always start and end with the flour).
  7. Fold in the walnuts and blueberries.
  8. Divide evenly into the pans and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  9. Remove from pans and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  10. Cut with a serrated bread knife.
Makes 2 loaves. To roast bananas: Place bananas(with peel on) on foil and roast in a 350 oven for 20 minutes. To brown butter: Place butter in a pan and cook over medium heat until it starts to brown and become fragrant. To toast walnuts:Preheat oven to 350, arrange walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Banana Bread


  1. 1

    Love the pics. Looks so yummy. Fantastic recipe

  2. 2

    That looks so good!

  3. 3

    Great idea on roasting the bananas! I had an awesome dish in Guatemala last year that had roasted bananas and then they were on a savory chicken dish. I have always wanted to recreate!

  4. 4

    Yum! My family loves banana bread, however, I don’t always have the time to make it right before the fruit flies are about to swarm. My solution, I throw the bananas in the freezer. They are good in there for a couple of months and when I’m ready to make banana bread I just take them out and let them thaw and they are ready when the butter has softened. 🙂

  5. 6

    Little extra steps make such a difference sometimes.

  6. 7

    You can never have too many banana recipes in my opinion! I think visitors to my blog probably think I have a weird banana addiction because I frequently post banana bread/muffin recipes. Truth is that I just overbuy bananas and hate being wasteful 🙂

    Brilliant idea to brown the butter and roast the bananas!

  7. 8

    I’m so trying this one and your original. I love browned butter.

  8. 9

    Wow, I love the browned butter idea, I mean love it. It takes it up at least four notches!

  9. 10

    Yum!! I made your chocolate banana bread. It was delicious. I too have leftover buttermilk and will be making this as soon as I get some ripened bananas. Thank you!!

  10. 12

    I HAVE to make this! My boys LOVE banana bread – roasting them is an awesome idea! I made all of my 2nd one’s baby food (I know, you’d think you’d do that for the 1st and not the 2nd!) and always roasted his bananas – he loved them! I can’t wait!! Thank you for another amazing recipe!

  11. 13

    Anything browned butter has got to be good! This sounds awesome!

  12. 14

    Well, yeah. I need this.

  13. 15

    Wow! These look SO delicious! Makes me want to jump up and try your recipe right now!

  14. 16

    Oh gosh, this is awesome. Brown butter and banana are a perfect match!

  15. 17

    We love Banana Bread! Love this simple twist with the roasted bananas and brown butter!

  16. 18

    Roasting bananas for bread is a brilliant idea!

  17. 19

    There are a ton of banana bread recipes floating around, but this is the most creative banana bread recipe I’ve ever seen!