Browned Butter Roasted Banana Bread
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
  • 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.
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