I can honestly say that we go through a lot of bananas over here. It’s a healthy snack and is wonderful in baking. I make a banana bread at least once a week and love to share them with my family and neighbors.
Caramelized Banana Bread with Brown Butter Glaze
3 tablespoons butter, softened (I used Earth Balance soy free)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 medium ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk (I used almond milk with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar)
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons amber or gold rum
2 large eggs (2 Tbsp flax seed meal + 6 Tbsp warm water mix and set aside for 5 min)
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all-purpose flour)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon butter (I used Earth Balance soy free margarine)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
Preheat oven to 350°. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with baking spray (or butter and flour) and set aside.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and bananas; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Place banana mixture in a large bowl.
Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
Combine buttermilk, canola oil, rum and eggs (or flax eggs). Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Scrape batter into a 9 x 5-inch metal loaf pan coated with baking spray.
Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 then lower the heat to 325 and bake for about another 20-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until butter begins to brown; remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bread. Let stand until glaze sets.
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