About this recipe:It has taken me a while to perfect my banana bread recipe but I think browning the butter really adds a whole new flavour dimension. Enjoy it warm, fresh from the oven.
Makes: 1 loaf
3 very ripe bananas
55g brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a low simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until butter is browned, fragrant and foamy, with brown bits in it, about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. The measured amount of browned butter should be about 80ml; reserve remaining browned butter for another use.
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 1 lb loaf tin.
Mash bananas in a large bowl; stir in brown sugar, caster sugar, egg, vanilla extract and browned butter.
Whisk flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl. Fold flour mixture into banana mixture just until all ingredients are moistened; pour into the prepared loaf tin.
Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre of the loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.