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Brown Butter Banana Bread

Brown Butter Banana Bread


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Ingredients

Brown Butter

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp brown butter (from above)

Banana Bread

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown butter (from above)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour brown butter into a glass measuring cup and let cool slightly.
  2. For the crumb topping, combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl; add vanilla and brown butter and toss mixture with a fork until crumbly. Chill topping until ready to use.
  3. For the bread, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine banana, sugars, brown butter, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in just until combined.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth top with an offset spatula; sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake for 55 minutes, until bread is golden and springs back to the touch. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; carefully remove bread from pan and cool completely.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 38

Keywords: Brown Butter, Banana, Banana Bread

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