Blogiversary Bananer Bread


One year ago today, I started this blog with little hope that I would find anything of interest to me on the big ole blogosphere and lookie where I am today. I couldn’t be happier with this endeavor, the community I’ve found, and of course the food. ๐Ÿ™‚

I promised you this recipe last week.

And thennnnnnnnnnnnnnn I worked all week and didn’t post it.

So please forgive me for the delay, but here it is in all of its buttery glory.

Brown Butter Banana Oat Bread

Fun fact: Brown butter is quite common in French cuisine and is commonly referred to asย ” beurre noisette” which is pronounced ( for all of us non-french folk) “burr nwa zett.” ย Don’t you love learning?!

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Begin by heating the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. The butter will melt and bubble. Swirl the pan around and allow it to continue heating. The butter will become fragrant and start to turn brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Set aside.

Combine the banana, sugar and vanilla. Gently incorporate the browned butter. Add the dry ingredients, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Pour into a lightly greased loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. caitlin

    any substitutions if we don’t have oats? i’m out and don’t want to go to the store, but i’ve got everything else!

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