Miso Banana Bread

This miso banana bread is a favorite in my household:) The addition of sweet white miso to this bread brings out the bananas' sweetness. It adds another level of moisture that makes this recipe truly irresistible. The miso provides unexpected umami that is barely detectable. It becomes the secret star of this bread. After making it once, you'll be hooked!
Banana Bread Beauty

Below are the ingredients.

Vital Elements to Delicious Banana Bread:

  • The riper your bananas, the richer the flavor in your bread.
  • The addition of a soft dairy cheese or yogurt adds the perfect amount of body to this bread giving it a luxurious texture. In this recipe, I opted for Mascarpone cheese. However, Greek yogurt, sour cream, crème fraîche, or cream cheese will all work.
  • I always opt for dark brown or golden-brown sugar over white for flavor.
  • This recipe has an added amount of sexiness with a sprinkling of brown sugar/butter on top. This is entirely optional:)
ingredients for miso banana bread: flour, sugar, banana, eggs, butter, mascarpone, baking soda, miso and salt
  • Mix your dry ingredients to distribute the ingredients evenly.
dry ingredients being mixed in a bowl with a whisk
  • Beat the 1 cup brown sugar, Mascarpone, white miso, and butter until light and fluffy.

NOTE: With the addition of miso, this mixture appears to look “broken” and slightly clumpy. That is okay; keep going:)

sugar, butter mascarpone and miso being mixed in a bowl
  • Add in the eggs on at a time on low speed just until combined.
eggs being mixed into batter in a stand mixer
  • Mash the bananas separately and hand fold them into your mixture.
bananas being mashed in a bowl
  • Hand fold in the flour in batches as well.
  • You DO NOT want to overmix this batter, or your bread will become dense. 
wet and dry ingredients being mixed in a bowl
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • Lightly bang the dish once or twice on the countertop to evenly distribute.
batter being scraped into a loaf pan
  • Combine the remaining two tablespoons of brown sugar with the remaining two tablespoons butter until you form a soft paste.
  • Dollop this mixture on top of the bread for extra sweet goodness:)
butter and sugar mixture being dropped onto the top of the batter in a loaf pan
  • Bake the bread until the top is golden brown, and when you insert a knife, toothpick, or cake tester, it comes out clean, around 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve with additional Mascarpone cheese or warmed butter.
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Banana Bread Beauty

Miso Banana Bread

This banana bread pulls out "all the stops" with Mascarpone, dark brown sugar, sweet white miso, and an additional sugary buttered topping! It is decadent, moist, and has just the right level of sweetness to pass for breakfast, snack, or dessert when served warm with vanilla ice cream. The unusual addition of sweet white miso adds extra moisture and flavor that becomes its secret ingredient.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American-Japanese
Servings 6 people
Calories 692 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup Mascarpone
  • ¼ cup sweet white miso
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Mascarpone or warm butter for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9X13 inch loaf pan.
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the 1 cup brown sugar, Mascarpone, white miso, and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time on a low speed.
  • Take the mixture out of the mixer and hand fold in the bananas.
  • In batches, hand fold in the flour mixture as well.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining two tablespoons brown sugar with the two tablespoons butter until you form a soft paste.
  • Dollop this mixture on top of the bread.
  • Bake the bread until the top is golden brown, and when you insert a knife, toothpick, or cake tester, it comes out clean, around 50-60 minutes.
  • Dollop this mixture on top of the bread.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until the top is golden brown and when you insert a toothpick or cake tester, it comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 692kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 10gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 998mgPotassium: 427mgFiber: 4gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 1111IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 3mg
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