This recipe is proof that sometimes you see what you want to see. I had a few ripe bananas and remembered flagging a banana bread recipe somewhere, so I decided to try the new recipe instead of my favorite. I found the flagged recipe on Cookies & Cups and thought it was a brown butter glaze the bread. Therefore, I browned my butter before making the bread to enhance the brown butter flavor. When I made the glaze, the recipe didn't call to brown the butter, so I was a bit confused.
Lo and behold, when I went to put the recipe up here and actually read the whole title: Brown Sugar Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze. Hmm. That'll teach me to reach. Still a good banana bread with a delicious glaze.
Brown Sugar Banana Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
1/4 cup sour cream
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
(or browned if you prefer)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 Tbsp. honey
2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with with cooking spray liberally, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In another bowl, mix together mashed banana, sour cream, eggs, melted (or browned) butter and vanilla.
Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
bread to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run knife around the edges of pan to
release any parts that might be sticking, and then remove from pan,
transferring to a wire rack to cool.
small pan, combine all glaze ingredients over medium until
mixture reaches a full boil. Boil for 2 minutes, and then remove from
Let mixture cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and then pour over banana bread. Glaze will set up, and then you can slice the bread. Makes 1 loaf.