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Browned Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

  • Author: Streusel


2 c. flour

1/4 t. baking soda

1/2 t. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

1/2 c. + 2 T. brown sugar

2 eggs

8 oz. unsalted butter

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2 T. bourbon

1 t. vanilla

1/2 c. buttermilk


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Butter a standard 9-inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a saute pan over medium high heat.  Brown the butter by heating it until the bubbling has ceased and the butter has turned a golden brown color.  It will take several minutes.  Remove from the heat.
  5. Combine the bananas, eggs, 1/2 c. brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla and buttermilk in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until combined.
  6. Add in the flour mixture and beat again just until combined.
  7. With the mixer still running slowly pour in the browned butter, all except 2 T.
  8. Place the pan back on medium heat with the 2 T. butter and add in the 2 T. brown sugar.  Stir continuously until the sugar mixture is bubbling, this will take several minutes.
  9. Pour the sugar mixture into the bottom of the loaf pan and spread around.
  10. Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and no longer jiggly.
  11. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until the pan is no longer too warm.
  12. Slide a knife around the edges of the pan and invert and pop the loaf out.
  13. Let cool outside of the pan for several minutes, slice and serve.