Caramelized Banana Bread

caramelized banana bread

The holidays are here,
and while excited, I am am feeling just a tad
overwhelmed.

There’s shopping, wrapping, baking,
decorating, card writing, and meal planning.

On top of that Stella’s birthday is two weeks before Christmas,
and Charlie’s is two weeks after.

Throw in a couple school projects, 3 b ball games a week, and a choir performance,
and I’m beginning to feel like the Grinch.

There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get it all done.

To help with a few of my mommy chores, I look for recipes that multi-task.

dinners that provide leftovers for lunch
granola that is great for breakfast or lunch
and this banana bread

it is great toasted for breakfast
the kids love it in their lunch boxes for a snack,
and the caramelized bananas with brown butter glaze make it work even for dessert

Enjoy!

Caramelized Banana Bread with Brown Butter Glaze:
3 tbsp butter
3 bananas sliced
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs {lightly beaten}
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

melt the butter in a skillet over med-high heat
add the bananas and sugar
allow the bananas to caramelize {about 3 – 5 minutes}
stir briefly to prevent them from burning and sticking to the pan

transfer the bananas to the bowl of a mixer
blend the bananas with the eggs
add the flour, baking soda, and salt

spoon into a buttered loaf pan
bake @350 for about an hour

once cool make the glaze
{recipe from cooking light}

brown 1 tbsp of butter in a small saucepan
remove from the heat and add 2 tsp cream and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
whisk until the glaze is smooth,
and drizzle it over the bread

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