Brown Butter Banana Bread Muffins are a perfectly portioned treat that will turn heads at breakfast or brunch!
Years ago, back when I was still working as a network administrator, I had a friend who began freelancing full time. She started showing up late to get togethers or canceling at the last minute, and was always so stressed out.
All she could talk about was work. One day, she said something that has haunted me ever since: “If I’m not working, I’m not making any money.”
I get it now. There’s an endless, vicious cycle of stress for self-employed entrepreneurs and freelancers. That trickle of guilt while we watch movies at night instead of answering emails. It’s relentless.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009. The freelancing has been a full time gig for around… 4 years now? I’m finally admitting to myself that I can’t do this alone anymore.
I’m going to hire someone to work with me. I need help if I want to keep up with the work and continue to grow. So, while that’s probably super boring news to everyone else, it’s a huge deal to me.
Hopefully it will mean I can create a lot of additional high quality content for the site. I have had so many ideas for so long; I simply haven’t had the time to properly execute them.
Now for the recipe… These muffins are fairly straight forward. They have the taste and texture of banana bread, with the added nutty flavor and richness you can only get from brown butter. I think you’ll like them.
Brown Butter Banana Bread Muffins
- 10 ounces all-purpose flour (approximately 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups toasted walnuts, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) brown butter, melted and cooled (unsalted butter may be substituted)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 12-cup regular muffin tin with baking spray or butter.
- In a large bowl, briefly whisk the flour, sugar, walnuts, salt, and baking soda together. In a separate large bowl, stir together the bananas, eggs, yogurt, brown butter and vanilla. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until just combined. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin tins.
- Bake until the muffin tops are golden brown, approximately 20-23 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Love the addition of brown butter in these, they look perfect
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
nothing is better than brown butter and banana bread muffins . . beautiful and delicious!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
You had me at brown butter Jennifer! Bet these are totally yummy!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
Good for you, and best of luck! I love banana bread in all forms :)
Laura | Tutti Dolci says
You had me at brown butter – love these muffins!
OH I totally want one of these right now, they look SO good!
Melissa @ Insider The Kitchen says
They look so good! Last month I made a blueberry banana bread and know firsthand what a great flavor combo it is. I’m sure your muffins are so good! And then that glaze, too! Mmm! pinned
Taking that next step to hire someone is both amazing and scary all at once but the new chunk of free time is SO worth it. Congrats on making the decision, a muffin or two sounds like a great way to celebrate :)
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
The combo of brown butter + walnuts in banana bread sounds lovely! I can’t think of a better weekend baking project.
Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh! That brown butter has to really enhance the flavor!
The Food Hunter says
I need to make more muffins!
Laura Dembowski says
Congratulations on taking your blog to the next level. I wish I had your problem, but I am finally going to take the plunge for a redesign hoping it will help. I feel like I’m floundering and have no idea what to do to make things better. Make these muffins, maybe. There are few things in life more comforting than great banana bread.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Yes! Other people don’t seem to get that. It’s like they think we have endless time to get together because we work from home. Nope. I’ve spent about 6 hours on social activities this year and have spent the rest of the time working. :/
Love the muffins!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
These sound wonderful and that brown butter is the perfect touch!