This Brown Butter Rum Raisin Banana Bread is a sinfully delicious combination of nutty brown butter, rum soaked raisins and incredibly moist banana bread! So delicious, you won’t want the loaf to end!
You should know you have been missed! I miss my regular chats with you and sharing random Lindsey Anecdotes. I miss cooking, baking (outside of class) and bringing you my absolute favorites.
Culinary school and this move have been quite the adjustment, and I am, honestly, just trying to keep up while maintaining my sanity. (Y’all want me to be sane, right?)
I promise a more regular post schedule in the future, but to tide you over, I’m sharing this banana bread. It’s the first thing I’ve baked in my new kitchen. And it’s EPIC.
The brown butter and four bananas makes for a delightfully moist quick bread with a crispy, crunchy exterior. Each bite offers up sweet, nutty banana flavor with little bursts of extra sweetness and a hint of rum from the raisins.
This easy recipe doesn’t require a mixer, a blender, or any other fancy contraption; just good old-fashioned elbow grease, and, honestly, it doesn’t even take much of that!
My bananas were on death’s door, but as long as they are at least spotted you will have great banana flavor that won’t be overpowered by the brown butter.
For the love of all things decadent, and for that crunchy exterior, I butter and sugar my loaf pan. Sure it adds a few extra calories, but it tastes soooo good, and, let’s be honest, this bread isn’t exactly healthy.
It’s a little trick I learned from Dorothy that makes for a extra crunchy and sweet exterior that highlights how soft and moist the bread is on the inside.
I realized 30 minutes into baking this Brown Butter Rum Raisin Banana Bread that I had no toothpicks, no bamboo skewers and, thus, no means of testing for doneness. I went by sight and, while it was fully baked, it could have used another 5-8 minutes in the oven. You, of course, will not have this problem because you are always 100% prepared.
This bread will have you buying extra bananas just so you “have to make it”. I know; I’ve been there.