Strawberry-Brown Butter Banana Bread

Blogger Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough adds the flavors of sweet strawberries and nutty brown butter to this classic banana bread recipe. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 1

cup unsalted butter
1 1/4
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
cup buttermilk
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose unbleached flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
cup sliced strawberries

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from heat; pour through strainer into small bowl to remove blackened bits.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in eggs until combined.
  • 4 Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and salt; stir until just combined. Fold in strawberries. Pour into pan.
  • 5 Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Cover loosely with foil if top is browning too quickly.)
  • 6 Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

Expert Tips

Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts to batter for extra crunch.

Don’t have buttermilk? Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice with regular milk to make 1/2 cup to achieve the same tangy flavor of real buttermilk.