Brown Butter Banana Bread

Whoa…say that 3 times fast!

So ever since getting my new oven, I’ve been baking every Sunday- I just can’t stop! This banana bread was my most recent treat and was incredible. Something about the browned butter just adds a ton of flavor. Plus anything with a streusel topping and I’m sold. I made this last year for Thanksgiving and other times just for Pete and I. Enjoy!

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Brown Butter Banana Bread Source: Tasty Kitchen 

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

Ingredients for the crumb topping:

  • ¼ cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Cold

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. Be sure not to burn it, cook it until it smells nutty. Once the butter has browned, remove from the heat, and cool slightly.

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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.

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

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

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Mix in the cooled brown butter slowly.

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

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Mix in the flour mixture until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

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Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the top of the batter.

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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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Enjoy!

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