Brown Butter Roasted Banana Bread

One of my favorite food bloggers is The Hungry Housewife.  She posted a recipe for Browned Butter Roasted Banana Bread not too long ago and I knew I had to make it!  My boys absolutely LOVE banana bread – when I saw “roasted bananas” and “brown butter” – I was sold. 

I made all of my little one’s baby food (I know, weird that I did it for the second but not the first) and roasted all of his fruits and vegetables.  I love the flavor roasting fruits and vegetables brings. 

Below the photos, I included the recipe – but you can also get to the recipe on The Hungry Housewife’s site by clicking the link above.  I did not make mine with the walnuts or the blueberries – only because I didn’t have any in the house!  But I had three bananas ready to be roasted!

I hope you give this recipe a try and check out The Hungry Housewife’s site!

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Bread
Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves
Recipe courtesy of The Hungry Housewife

1 stick salted butter, browned
1 cup white sugar
3 large very ripe bananas, roasted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)
1 cup frozen blueberries (optional – if I used these, I would roast these too!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray TWO 8″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ pans with non-stick spray (I used one big loaf pan). 

In a mixing bowl, combine browned butter, sugar, vanilla, and roasted bananas until mixed thoroughly.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each one. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt. Incorporate the flour and buttermilk into the banana mixture. Start by adding a little buttermilk, mix, then add some flour, then mix. Do this until all of it is gone – always start and end with the flour.

Fold in the walnuts and blueberries.

Divide evenly into the pans and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.  You’ll need to bake longer if you make one big loaf. 

Remove from pans and allow to cool on a wire rack.  Cut with a serrated bread knife.
To roast bananas: Place bananas(with peel on) on foil and roast in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
To brown butter: Place butter in a pan and cook over medium heat until it starts to brown and become fragrant.
To toast walnuts:Preheat oven to 350, arrange walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Comments (3)

  • Hi I’m Heather! Please email me, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  • Thanks for the love! I am glad everyone in the house loved the bread!!!

  • Thanks Leslie!


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