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Brown Butter Banana Bread

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  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 large loaf 1x
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 large loaf 1x
Scale:
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 large loaf 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain, whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 banana, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the butter over low heat for roughly 5 minutes, swirling the pan every 20 seconds or so. Heat until the milk solids turn a light golden brown color. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, mashed bananas, and brown butter. After mixing, stir in eggs, yogurt, and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk both flours, baking soda, and salt. Fold gently into batter until just combined.
  5. Pour into loaf pan and top with thinly sliced banana pieces. I used ½ a banana for this part. Bake for roughly 1 hour, until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before serving!