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Browned Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 322kcal
This moist Brown Butter Banana Bread is made extra flavorful with browned butter. Rich and delicious, with the perfect texture, great for any time of the day!
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  • 6 tablespoons Danish Creamery European Style Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas soft darkly speckled (1½ cups mashed)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For optional topping
  • 1 banana not overly ripe sliced in half both ways


  • Spray a 9" loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Set the oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and whisk until melted, stirring often.
  • Allow to continue to cook while whisking often until the butter starts to froth and bubble.
  • You'll see specks of darker color forming at the bottom.
  • Once the butter is a golden brown color and you smell a nutty aroma, immediately remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate medium mixing bowl, mash together the bananas, sour cream, browned butter, and vanilla.
  • Lightly fold the mashed banana mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula. Mix the batter just until combined – it should be lumpy and thick.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, smooth out the top and, if desired, arrange banana slices on top.
  • Bake 60-65 minutes at 350°F or until bread is golden brown and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Transfer bread to a cooling rack and cool in the pan 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn bread out of the pan, turn right side up. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!



This would be great with chocolate chips baked it! If desired, stir in 1 cup chocolate chip to finished batter.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg