Banana bread is unbeatable when it comes to breakfast, and we can barely contain ourselves in its presence. With some clever naming, we've somehow tricked ourselves into making it acceptable to consume what's essentially a piece of cake before 10 a.m. To justify reaching for the inevitable second slice, we've come up with a version that has about half the butter and sugar of other banana bread recipes.
The result is still wonderfully moist and allows the sweetness of the ripe bananas to shine. The key differences that make this banana bread recipe special? Brown butter and brown sugar. Browning the butter adds a hint of addictive nuttiness, and brown sugar adds a richness from the molasses. Decorate the top of the bread with a Pinterest-approved banana sliced in half and brush the loaf with more brown butter when it comes out of the oven. Good luck having any leftovers.
Brown-Butter Banana Bread RecipeRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes