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Brown Sugar Banana Bread

This easy Brown Sugar Banana Bread recipe will definitely be one of the best banana breads you’ve ever hard. Full of rich banana flavor and hints of caramel from the brown sugar, you won’t be able to eat just one slice of this most and delicious quick bread!

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Memorial Day weekend doesn’t conjure up images of sweatpants and slippers, does it?

Unless you live in New Jersey.

This past weekend, when most are wearing swimsuits and running through sprinklers, we were huddled up around a fire and burning pumpkin spice candles. Crazy.

And with sweatpants, comes banana bread.  It’s like an unspoken rule or something. I wanted to switch things up from my usual Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe, and decided on this Brown Sugar Banana Bread! It’s a major win in the banana bread world!

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How to Make Brown Sugar Banana Bread

The recipe is pretty basic…

You’ve got flour, baking soda salt and of course brown sugar.Top view of dry ingredients and a whisk in a large liquid measuring cup

Next up get you some old-ish bananas.

Image of a banana with one strip unpeeledAnd peel them from the bottom, I swear…apparently the monkeys eat them this way, and really, who am I to argue?Mash the bananas and add in your Greek yogurt or sour cream, whichever you prefer…

A measuring cup of sour cream being poured into a mixing bowl

A cupful of melted butter being poured into a mixing bowlDon’t forget your melted butter…

A collage of two photos of banana bread batterMix the dry with the wet…

And boom! Bake it.

When you bread is done and cooled off a bit, go ahead and make your glaze.

This glaze you guys.  Brown sugar, butter, heavy cream…

It’s so good you’ll want to stick your face up in there and motorboat it.

Too far?

Top view of brown sugar and butter in a saucepanPour that on your bread and you’re finito!

Brown butter glaze being poured over a loaf of banana bread

A loaf of banana bread with brown butter glazeLike seriously?

And of course you can slather some butter all up on there.  I mean, really.Brown Sugar Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze | Cookies and Cups

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Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Quick Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy brown sugar banana bread recipe will definitely be one of the best banana breads you’ve ever hard. Full of rich banana flavor and hints of caramel from the brown sugar, you won’t be able to eat just one slice of this most and delicious quick bread!


Ingredients

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  • 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 Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 9×5 loaf pan with with cooking spray liberally, set aside
  3. In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. In another bowl mix together mashed banana, sour cream, eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
  5. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow 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 t o a wire rack to cool.

Glaze

  1. In small sauce pan, combine all ingredients, heat over medium until mixture reaches a full boil. Boil for 2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  2. Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes and then pour over banana bread. Glaze will set up and then cut into slices.

Notes

Store airtight for up to 2 days.

Recipe adapted from Back in the Day Bakery

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56 comments on “Brown Sugar Banana Bread”

  1. Laura Dembowski

    This looks awesome! As if banana bread isn’t yummy enough, you went and added a delectable glaze!

  2. Made this last night and it was incredible! I also added some toffee chips into the batter. It was a huge hit this morning.

  3. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    Yummy! Banana bread is so yummy and your glaze is to die for! Definitely need to make this!

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