What’s that? You’re looking for something relatively quick and extremely delicious for Christmas morning breakfast?

Well, here’s your answer:

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins_3There’s just something about brown butter that makes me feel weak in the knees. Seriously. I can’t think of anything it wouldn’t taste good on or with.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Pears and Roasted Pecans? Okay.

Any type of pasta? Uh. Huh.

Bacon Cheeseburger? Hells. Yes.

Now, take that nutty flavor and depth and combine it with the intense sweetness of roasted bananas, then top it with a cinnamon pecan streusel and you’ve got one fan-tabulous mid-morning treat.

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins
(makes 12 muffins)
3 ripe roasted bananas (see below for directions)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg  (room temp, lightly beaten)
1/3 cup melted browned butter (see below for directions)

Pecan Streusel Topping
3 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cold butter (cut into small cubes)
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, arrange the bananas in a single layer (peels on) and roast for 15 – 20 minutes, or until peels become a dark brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

Leave oven at 375 degrees, line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook butter for around 5 minutes, swirling occasionally to ensure even cooking. The butter will progress from light yellow to a golden-tan, and eventually a toasty brown. You’ll begin to smell a slight nutty aroma, and you’ll know it’s reached utter perfection. No exaggeration. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the butter to a heat proof bowl to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, stir together mashed bananas, brown sugar, egg and melted brown butter with a wooden spoon. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins (around 2/3 full)

To make the streusel topping, combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork to a crumble texture. Top the muffins with the streusel crumb and bake in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out cl

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins_4One word is all I need to describe the smell of our kitchen while these were baking.


That is all.

Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins_6OMFG. SO GOOD.