Brown Butter Roasted Banana Bread

Not your ordinary banana bread but this recipe will take your banana bread to a whole new level. It is AMAZING. The browned butter and the roasted bananas give this a rich deep flavor while the sour cream adds a moistness. Please try this recipe next time you have over ripe bananas, and I promise you will love it as much as I do. I am never going back...recipe from Elizabeth at Guilty Kitchen. Her pictures are much better than mine, so check them out.

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Bread

•3 medium bananas
•½ cup butter
•¾ teaspoon salt
•1 cup brown sugar, packed
•½ cup sour cream
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1 cup cake flour
•1 cup whole wheat flour
•1 teaspoon cinnamon
•1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Roast bananas whole with the peel on for 15-20 minutes in a 350°F oven.
2. Grease an 8″ x 4″ loaf pan.
3. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Do not stir—instead swirl the pan and watch until it begins to foam. Once the foam begins to subside, and the butter has browned sufficiently, remove from heat and set aside.
4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together brown butter, salt and sugar. It will look kind of separated. That’s okay.
5. Stir the sour cream and vanilla into the sugar/butter mix. Mash bananas and add in as well (chunks are okay!).
6. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, cinnamon and baking soda. Stir until well combined.
7. Add the flour to the wet mix in two portions, but try not to over mix.
8. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
9. Cool 5-10 minutes in pan before turning out onto a cooling rack. Turn upright and allow to cool completely, although you will be able to cut into it while it’s still warm.

Delicious. You don't even need to slather butter, cream cheese, or peanut butter on this one but feel free if you are so inclined.


  1. Oh!I'm a massive fan of banana bread. This looks absolutely sinful! :O

  2. And egg free of course. Nice. Looks wonderful!


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