^ Say that 5 times fast.
Hi friends! Oh, how I’ve missed you. I’m hoping that making you banana bread will help you forgive me for being so absent…no one told me college was so time-consuming!
So. 2016, huh? New Year, new me? Nope, same me. But I’m working on expanding what I started in 2015 as my resolution. And I’m starting with this blog. I really do love coming up with recipes and sharing them with you guys but it’s so dang hard while I’m at school. So I’m gonna work on it and you’re gonna hold me to it! Ok? Ok. Good.
Let’s talk alliterations. Brown Butter Banana Bread. This is the most simple banana bread recipe out there. And it really lets the bananas take center stage, so there aren’t nuts or chocolate chips in it (but hey, don’t let me tell you what to do. If you’re a chocaholic then you do you).
The brown butter, though. It’s just the cherry on top. I got the idea from my bestie (more like wannabe bestie), Jessica, who uses brown butter in literally everything. It just adds a caramely (<– not a word) richness that takes this bread over the top.
Was your New Year’s resolution to be healthy? Well, you can start tomorrow. Today, you NEED this.
Without further ado…
Brown Butter Banana Bread
- 5 ripe bananas
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
- Turbinado sugar (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 loaf pans (I use butter and flour).
- Brown butter: put the 2 sticks of butter in a metal sauce pan over medium-low heat. When the butter melts, start whisking until brown bits start to form at the bottom of the pan. When you see the brown bits, take the pan off the heat and whisk for another 30 seconds. Set aside, and it’s ready when you need it. (Instructions for browning butter taken from How Sweet Eats)
- Sift the flour and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
- In a large bowl, mash bananas, then add in the sugar, butter and eggs. Whisk until combined.
- Add in the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
- Pour into the two loaf pans, and top with Turbinado sugar, because texture.
- Bake for ~1 hour or until a knife in the center of each loaf comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the pans. Enjoy!
So tell me. I must know. What are you resolutions for 2016?