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Easy Brown Butter Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas, brown butter
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer
  • 1/2 cup one stick butter, melted and browned
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 overripe bananas plus half of a banana for top of bread optional
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rack in middle of oven.
  2. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat stirring occasionally. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the butter begins to give off a nutty aroma and begins to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add the melted brown butter. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla and stir with a rubber spatula until well blended.
  6. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan. Lay the half of a banana on top of batter.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted into center of loaf. If bread is browning too quickly tent it with a piece of tinfoil. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Brown Butter Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.