Thursday, December 22, 2011

Roasted Banana Browned Butter Banana Bread


I've decided that I need to bottle the smell of banana bread baking in the oven, package it in a tall, thin, bright yellow bottle and sell it in department stores world wide. I really think this is my get rich ticket! I'd call it "Peel Appeal, a fragrance by Bella".


I could sit all day taking in the smell of banana bread baking. Especially this banana bread, because this is the tastiest banana bread to ever walk the planet. Wouldn't you just love to wake up and open presents on Christmas morning to the smell of fresh banana bread wafting through your house? Wouldn't you love to dig in to a nice thick slice of banana bread and a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly winter morning?


This banana bread packs extra intense banana-ness due to 1) roasting up the bananas in their peels and 2) browning the butter. These two simple and easy steps go a very long way to enhancing the flavor. Throw in some mini chocolate chips, and I am one very happy girl.

You must make this banana bread as soon as possible. You can thank me later.

Roasted Banana Browned Butter Banana Bread

3 medium bananas
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup cake flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda

Grease an 8″ x 4″ loaf pan.
Place bananas on baking sheet whole with peels on and roast for 15-20 minutes in a 350°F oven.
In small saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Do not stir, just swirl the pan and watch until it begins to foam. Once butter has browned sufficiently, remove from heat and set aside. When butter has cooled slightly, mix butter and sugar together with whisk. Add milk and vanilla to butter and sugar and whisk to combine. Remove roasted bananas from peels and mash, add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
Whisk together cake flour, spices, salt and baking soda and add to wet mixture in two additions, until just combined. Do not overmix.
Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (in the already preheated to 350°F oven).


  1. Oh man does this sound good! Add browned butter to pretty much anything and I'm in :)

  2. This sounds maddeningly good! This is my first visit to your blog, so I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. That looks DELICIOUS! I'd love a slice for breakfast!