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Brown Butter Banana Bread Recipe

This Brown Butter Banana Bread is so easy to make, and gives the bread such a rich taste. Put those bananas to use, and give this recipe a try. You will not be disappointed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, banana bread, Homemade bread recipe, sweet bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 250kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • loaf pan


  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, melt the butter.
  • Once butter is melted, lower heat to medium and swirl the butter around in the pan rather than stirring it. Continue swirling the butter for a few minutes over the heat until it starts to turn brown in color. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs then add mashed bananas, vanilla and cooled butter.
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


  • This bread does freeze extremely well. We recommend placing slices or muffins in an individual snack bag, and removing them from the fridge when needed.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg