Browned Butter, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I made something beyond delicious the other day. It’s not my recipe, although I did tweek it a bit to suit my chocoholic taste buds. You can thank Emily at

Browned Butter, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield:  1 - 8.5 inch loaf pan

Adapted from Sugar Plum


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a (8.5-inch) loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and turns golden brown. Whisk in banana and cook 1-2 minutes until well combined and creamy (the butter and banana will look like they’re not going to come together, but just keep whisking, they will).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together butter-banana mixture and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time into the butter-banana mixture and then mix in the vanilla. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place batter into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes or until well risen, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into loaf comes out with moist crumbs attached.
  5. Cool completely before slicing.
Categories: Breads