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Browned Butter Banana Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Course Breakfast/Brunch
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 233 kcal


  • 13 tablespoons unsalted organic butter
  • 1 3/4 cups organic sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Melt butter in a saucepan and continue to cook over medium low heat until brown bits form on bottom of pan. Remove from heat. Let cool slightly; then stir in sugar. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla and beat until well combined.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, bread flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to banana batter and mix until just combined. 

    Divide between two 8" loaf pans. Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Professional Pastry Chef by Bo Friberg

Nutrition Facts
Browned Butter Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.