The first time I made this bread, I took it to Nashville when I went to visit family.
(photo credit to Aunt Janetta)
(photo credit to Jane)
The second time I made it, I took it to work. Here’s what I’ve decided: anything that involves browned butter must be shared. It’s just too good to keep to yourself.
Here’s the recipe:
(thanks to Joy the Baker, yet again!)
6 ounces unsalted butter
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3/4 t cinnamon
1 t pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 medium mashed bananas
1/2 cup diced strawberries
1 strawberry, thinly sliced for the top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Set it aside.
Brown the butter, set it aside to cool.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, yogurt, and vanilla, then incorporate the mashed bananas. Last, add the cooled brown butter.
Incorporate wet ingredients into dry.
Fold in the diced strawberries. Careful not to over-work!
Pour the batter into the loaf pan, top with sliced strawberries, and place pan on a rack in the center of the oven.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Let cool, then slice and share. Preferably with creamy coffee.