Everything, in my opinion, tastes better with brown butter, and that includes banana bread. Banana bread already has the warm flavors from cinnamon and nutmeg, so why not brown the butter and make it even more rich and yummy, right? I mean, if I’m going to have a baked good, it has to be over the top delicious and worth every calorie.
Brown Butter & a sugar crust is what make this bread over the top delicious.
Nothing creates a cozy kitchen like something sweet baking in the oven.
Brown Butter Banana Bread
It is the brown butter and the raw sugar crust that makes an ordinary banana bread over the top delicious!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 55 minutes
- Total Time: 65 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: easy
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 4 small ripe bananas mashed, plus 1 large not-so-ripe banana halved lengthwise for decoration.
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 3-4 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or 2 drops nutmeg vitality
- Cooking spray for pan
- 1 cup Turbinado sugar for coating the extra banana for topping/decoration.
- Preheat oven to 350º and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray
- Melt the butter and brown it carefully making sure not to burn the butter. Let cool slightly and reserve 2 tablespoons for the topping.
- Mash the small bananas and add in the eggs, incorporating them into the bananas. Add in the vitality oils if using.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and blend until fully incorporated.
- Add in the melted browned butter making sure to reserve 2 tablespoons for the top and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- Take the large banana and slice it in half. Dredge the banana halves in the batter and then toss gently to coat in the turbinado sugar. Place on top of the batter in the pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Re-melt the remaining butter if it has become solid again and using a brush, baste the top of the bread with the two tablespoons of butter. Serve warm!
Keywords: banana bread, breakfast
Want to know what makes this banana bread even more delicious? Take a banana, slice it in half, dip it carefully into the batter and then drench it ever so carefully into a shallow bowl of raw or Turbinado sugar. Place it on top of the batter in the pan and bake. The rest of the banana is incorporated into the batter, so visually, you can’t be sure it’s banana bread. This sort of leaves its mark on top, and it looks sort of cool too! It creates a really yummy brown sugar crust. I used to always wonder what bakeries used to create the extra decadent topping on muffins and sweet bread. It’s just raw sugar. And since I’m always making my own sugar scrubs using Turbinado Sugar, I happen to always have it on hand.
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