Caramelized Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Think of this as a breakfast bread version of bananas Foster. Crowned with golden Caramelized Banana halves and offering a hint of cinnamon flavor, this loaf is all about taking the banana to the nth power of sweetness. You won’t want to miss out on our other banana breads- find them in our 2018 July/August Issue, here!

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Caramelized Banana Bread
 
Makes 1 (8½x4½-inch) loaf
Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cups (209 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 grams) baking powder
  • 1⅛ cups (255 grams) mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
  • ¾ cup (165 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 teaspoons (86 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground cinnamon
  • Caramelized Banana (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C). Butter and flour an 8½x4½-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed banana, brown sugar, melted butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Fold flour mixture into banana mixture just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Place Caramelized Banana halves, cut side up, on top of batter.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Caramelized Banana
 
Makes about 2 halves
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 medium banana (124 grams), halved lengthwise
Instructions
  1. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Gently press brown sugar onto each cut side of banana. Place bananas, cut side down, in skillet; cook until bananas are golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes. Gently turn, and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside until ready to use.

 

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