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Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread

Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread is a moist banana bread drizzled with a sweet, buttery glaze!
Browned Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but I’m sharing something that’s decidedly un-Thanksgiving-y today. After all, there’s never a wrong time of year to enjoy a yummy slice or two of banana bread.Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread Recipe

And this Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread certainly is yummy! The banana bread itself is soft and moist and almost cake-like.

It’s topped with a rich, buttery glaze that is crazy good. So good that you’ll want to drizzle it over everything – that kind of good.Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread

So, if you find yourself with some overripe bananas over the holiday weekend, do yourself a favor, and make this banana bread!

Brown Butter Glazed Banana Bread


Banana Bread

  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 1/4 c . butter melted
  • 1/2 c . granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T . vanilla
  • 1 ½ c . all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp . salt

Browned Butter Glaze

  • 1/4 c . butter
  • 1/2 c . powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T . milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan (affiliate link); set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat bananas until mashed.
  3. Add butter and sugar, and beat until well-combined.
  4. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir in until just incorporated.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  8. To make the glaze, add butter to a heavy saucepan.
  9. Cook butter over medium heat until it starts to foam, stirring frequently.
  10. Stop stirring, and let it continue to cook until amber brown.
  11. Remove from heat, and stir in powdered sugar and enough milk to make glaze desired consistency. If your powdered sugar is lumpy, sifting it will help make the glaze smoother.
  12. Drizzle over cooled banana bread.



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  • Reply
    September 14, 2017 at 9:59 am

    good morning I wanted to say that the brown butter glaze banana nut bread was a hit but i want to make mini loaves can you give me a suggestion on the recipe changes

    • Reply
      September 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you liked it! It will depend on what size mini pan you use. I’ve used an 8 mini loaf pan in place of a 9×5-loaf pan in other banana bread recipes. I just baked it at the same temperature for about 18-22 minutes. Hope that helps!

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    December 1, 2016 at 9:16 am

    At what temp and how long do I bake, if I were to use a small 3.5x 5.75″ loaf pan. Or if I wanted to do it as muffins instead. Would it still work?

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      December 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      When I bake in smaller pans, I just reduce the baking time, but I don’t change the oven temp. I would guess (and it’s a guess since I haven’t tried it with this recipe), that it would take about 20-25 minutes in 3×5-inch pans. I also think it would work as muffins. Again, though, I haven’t tried turning this recipe into muffins, so I can’t say for sure. Good luck!

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    November 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Making this today, and it sounds wonderful! TY Ill also add nuts to it :)

    • Reply
      November 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thanks! I think nuts are always good in banana bread. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! =)

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    November 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I don’t understand why it says 1 cup 1/2 so flour? 1 cup or 1 1/2 cups? Confusing!

    • Reply
      November 10, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      It’s 1 1/2 cups of flour. Many of my recipe re-formatted themselves when there was an update, and I’ve been working my way through the 400+ recipes on my site trying to correct any issues like this.

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    July 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I just made this. I added walnuts and pecans to the top of my bread since we love them on banana bread. It is delicious. The sweet buttery glaze is an excellent touch!

    • Reply
      July 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! The nuts sound like a yummy addition. =)

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    November 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I love Brown Butter recipes,. such a nice and unique flavor.

    • Reply
      November 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Me too! =) It really is!

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