Brown Butter Banana Bread

I’ve waxed lyrical before about Parkrun and post run cake and to be honest it’s been a bit too long since I last baked for my fellow runners. This Saturday I got the oven on and made this Banana Bread, but it is no normal banana bread, it’s full of lots of lovely ingredients perfect for fueling your Saturday activities what ever they may be!

After a pep talk from some twitter friends, I was finally persuaded to give browning butter a go and this recipe seemed like a luxurious way to use the butter. See the link below to the instructions I used to brown my butter – good luck. I almost gave up on mine, wandered off, came back and it was perfect! Here it is:

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I adapted this recipe from Peas and Crayons a fab website and the lovely Jen give advice on how to make this vegan.

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 10

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 chopped medium bananas (the browner the better)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or stewed apples
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2/3 cup ground oat flour (made by pulsing plain rolled oats in a food processor until they're fluffy and powdery.
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • Apparatus

  • Loaf tin, lined with parchment paper

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160'c and make your brown butter, (following Poires au Chocolat online tutorial) reserving the pan you brown the butter in.
  2. On a medium hob and add the banana, honey and coconut oil and applesauce to the pan, scraping up any leftover buttery bits of deliciousness for added flavour. It just needs a few minutes on the hob, to help the bananas turn caramelly, you don't want them to loose their shape. Remove from the heat and add to a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add your browned butter, lemon juice, and flax egg to the banana mixture and stir. Sift in your dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in your chocolate chips then spoon into your lined loaf tin.
  5. Bake at 160'c for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre.

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Ta-dah! Optional accompaniments in this picture earl grey tea and Nuun hydration drinks. MMmmm look at that big bit of banana, popping out of the side! Just writing the post up is making me want to make it again.

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What shall I use my browned butter for next?

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