Miso Brown Butter Banana Bread Recipe

This miso banana bread is AMAZING soft and warm from the oven. In our household it lasts about 2 days! For extra decadence, enjoy with salted butter and a cup of tea! Why not try this miso banana bread with our Miso Tasty Miso Caramel recipe as featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch!

Miso Tasty Banana Bread

Miso Brown Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Bonnie Chung
Miso and caramel flavours really enhance each other, and this banana bread celebrates this magical combo, sweet, savoury and cakey; what more do you need? This is a super quick recipe where you don't even have to wait for the butter to soften.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International, Japanese, Vegetarian
Servings 8


  • 180 g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 1 banana, sliced lengthways for decoration
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 70 g raisins and 70g chopped dried apricots soaked in some hot water, then drained.
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Miso Tasty white miso paste
  • Pinch fine sea salt


  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter slowly until it starts to bubble up in a white foam. This can take a few minutes so be patient!  It will start smelling nutty and sweet, and then the bubbles will start to die down. Switch off the heat and let the browned butter cool.
    180 g unsalted butter
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, miso paste and sugar with an electric whisk until it is fluffy. Then add the cooled brown butter, the mashed bananas, and the drained dried fruit. Mix.
    2 eggs, 2 very ripe bananas, mashed.
  • Now add the dry ingredients – the flour, baking powder and salt, give it a good mix, it should be nice and sloppy. If you want to add any nuts like pecans or walnuts, this is your chance.
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin and decorate with a banana topping, sliced lengthways and laid on top of the batter.
    1 banana, sliced lengthways for decoration
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, check at 50 minutes with a skewer and if it comes out clean, it is ready to go!
  • Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before turning out.
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  1. Caoimhe Blair August 25, 2021 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Hi there, can you substitute red miso paste at all?

    • Miso Recipes August 25, 2021 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Generally yes, but we would recommend using white miso for this recipe since it has the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. The fermenting period for red miso is much longer and therefore will result in a different outcome. We haven’t tried it ourselves with red miso paste, but please let us know how it turns out, we imagine the flavours will be much more intense. 🙂

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