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This classic banana bread is deliciously soft and sweet, made with brown butter, a buttery cinnamon swirl, and topped with toasted nuts.
With so many banana bread recipes out there, it’s hard to pick one and even harder to come up with your own! For this recipe, I wanted to bring a few of my favorite ingredients into one and improved banana bread, so that’s how this Cinnamon Swirl Browned Butter Banana Bread was born!
Traditional recipes call for plain butter, but brown butter adds a nice nutty taste that really enhances the cinnamon layer snug in the middle. I also love the combination of bananas with cinnamon sugar! All of these topped with chopped and toasted walnuts and a drizzle of honey makes for the perfect breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning.
How to ripen bananas
If you’re craving banana bread but your bananas are nowhere near ripe, here are a few tricks that might help.
Place in a paper bag: place your bananas in a a brown bag and close it loosely. There’s some science behind it that I don’t quite get, but what I know for sure is that it makes them ripe faster. You can also place a ripe fruit in the bag for even faster ripening.
The Oven Method: place unpeeled (not green) bananas on a baking sheet and cook for 15-20 min at 350F. But make sure to check often, they are ready when they turn black and shiny.
The Microwave Method: place unpeeled (not green) bananas in the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals until they turn soft.
How to make a cinnamon swirl
Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter and cinnamon. Spoon half the banana batter into a loaf pan, pour the cinnamon mixture and make swirls using a knife or skewer. Top with remaining batter and that’s it!
Looking for more Banana Bread recipes? Check these out:
- Healthy Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Loaf
- Tahini, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
- Almond Butter Skillet Banana Bread
There you have it, friends! My new favorite banana bread. If you make it please share it with me on instagram using #yogaofcooking so I can see it & share!Print
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