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Brown Butter Caramelized Banana Bread

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By caramelizing the bananas and browning the butter in this recipe, the banana bread ends up tasting sinful! Almost as if you added rum or peanut butter. It has a caramely, slightly nutty flavor, and it's perfectly moist and plain old delicious.

Brown Butter Caramelized Banana Bread


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel bananas, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with desired amounts of honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Place in oven, and cook for 20 minutes, until bananas begin to caramelize. Remove and set aside to let cool.
  4. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  5. While bananas are roasting, melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat, until it begins to brown and let off a nutty aroma. Remove from heat, and set aside to let cool.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
  7. In a larger bowl, add the bananas and mash. Stir in the butter, vanilla, sour cream, brown sugar and eggs, and combine until just smooth.
  8. Add the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
  9. Pour batter into greased bread pan, and bake for one hour.

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