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Brown Butter Banana Bread

I can tell you guys for a fact that this Brown Butter Banana Bread is absolutely fantastic. How do I know? Because I don’t even like bananas, and I LOVE to eat this banana bread for breakfast or a snack.

Sliced brown butter banana bread on a wooden cutting board.

I’m serious – I don’t like banana pudding, bananas for breakfast, and when you put bananas in a smoothie it really ruins the whole thing for me. But there’s something about the way banana bread comes together that takes all that ickiness away for me. And this recipe, with brown butter and a coffee-flavored greek yogurt, is just SO delicious.

Ingredients

  • Brown Butter – Brown butter gives sweets a much deeper flavor with an almost nutty taste. It’s super easy to make too! Essentially, you just cook the butter until it browns (but not burns)… but if you want full instructions, check out the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe I linked below!
  • Ripe Bananas – The riper the banana, the more sweetness we get from them. This is a great recipe to use up those spotty bananas on your counter that are about to be thrown out.
  • Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt gives a boost of moisture to our banana bread. To keep on theme with the breakfast vibes, I actually used a coffee-flavored greek yogurt that I had in the kitchen!
  • Brown Sugar – Brown sugar is better than white sugar for banana bread. Light or dark will work, so use whichever you have on hand.

How to Make Super Moist Banana Bread

Start with some overripe bananas – the kind that looks really spotty and feels soft. The riper they are, the sweeter they are. We’re going to pair it with brown butter (If you’ve never made brown butter – check out my Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe for a quick tutorial.) That’s gonna give the bread a slightly nutty undertone that pairs well with the actual nuts that we mix in.

Finally, make sure you don’t overmix when adding the dry ingredients to the wet ones! The problem with banana bread is that it can easily turn dry. So by mixing until it’s just incorporated, using the greek yogurt component (substitutes are below the recipe), and not overbaking, you have a perfectly moist slice of banana bread.

Serve this Brown Butter Banana Bread for breakfast with your morning cup of coffee, as a snack, or as a (sort of) healthy dessert!

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Sliced brown butter banana bread on a wooden cutting board.

Brown Butter Banana Bread

Shani W.
The title is a mouthful, but this Brown Butter Banana Bread needs to be your next weekend baking project! Moist and perfectly sweet – it's time to use up those overripe bananas.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup brown butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 2 ct. eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ct. overripe bananas
  • ½ cup greek yogurt*
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt**
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream the browned butter and sugar for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, banana, and greek yogurt. Use a potato masher to fully incorporate all ingredients.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Stir in your choice of nuts.
  • Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet bowl a little at a time. Be sure to not over-mix.
  • Prepare a bread pan with non-stick spray and/or parchment paper. Pour in the banana bread batter.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Serve with extra warm butter. Enjoy!

Notes

* Can be substituted with crema, sour cream, or buttermilk.
**Omit if you used salted butter for your brown butter.
Keyword Banana Bread, Bread, brown butter

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sliced brown butter banana bread on a wooden cutting board

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $0.65
  • Total Cost (6 servings): $3.89
  • Those Other Guys: $6.99 per serving

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