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Browned Butter Banana Bread

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Author: Swah


  • 125 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed plus one halved lengthwise to decorate
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and grease and line a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
  • Put the butter into a small saucepan over a medium heat. As the butter melts, it will begin to foam and turn brown. Once you smell a nutty aroma, take the pan off the heat and transfer the butter into a heat-proof bowl to cool down slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and mashed banana and mix well.
  • Add the cooled browned butter to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add sugar, flour, baking powder and cinnamon to the banana mix and stir until just incorporated (don't over mix or the banana bread will become tough).
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and top with 2 halves of banana.
  • Bake for around 50 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Rest in the pan for 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy warm with lots of butter!