Friday, October 12, 2012

brown butter banana bread

Brown Butter Banana Bread (say that five times fast!)

via Tribeca Yummy Mummy

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) of butter, melted and browned to an amber color
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • optional: 1 t. brandy, rum, bourbon, etc.
  • 1 1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease or paper 3 mini-loaf pans, 1 regular loaf pan, or a 12-cup muffin tin.
  3. With a big fork or a potato masher mash the bananas till nearly no lumps remain.
  4. After the brown butter has cooled down, whisk it together with the sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Add one egg, stir, and the other egg, and stir again.
  6. Next add the vanilla and the liquor if you are using it.
  7. In a separate, medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until they are well incorporated.
  9. Pour the batter into the baking pan.
  10. Bake till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  For a standard bread pan, that will be about an hour or so, for a mini-loaf, 30 minutes, and for muffins, about 20 minutes.