Brown Banana Bread
1 stick butter
3 large, very ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut butter into eight pieces and add to a Dutch oven over medium heat. Let butter melt, crackle and foam, swirling Dutch oven occasionally to brown the butter. Watch it closely because it burns quickly. Let butter cool, then pour half into a measuring cup. Set aside.
Add bananas to the cooled butter in Dutch oven. Mash with a fork until almost puréed. Add eggs and sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly incorporated.
Add flour, salt, and baking soda and stir gently just until combined (avoid over mixing batter as it will make bread tough). Spoon batter into a greased 12-cup muffin pan or loaf pan. Bake muffins 13-16 minutes or loaf 45-50 minutes.
Remove from oven and let rest in pan for one minute.
Remove bread from pan to wire rack and immediately brush surfaces with remaining browned butter. Let cool slightly and devour.
Banan apetit! Hahaha. Sorry! I couldn't resist.