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Caramel Banana Bread

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This Caramel Banana Bread is Sinful! Delicious and moist bread that is great for breakfast or dessert. The caramel takes it over the top.

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Caramel Banana Bread Sliced
Caramel Banana Bread Sliced

Dessert Banana Bread

So, the two pieces on the picture that are cut – I ate those. Then a few hours later, I ate another! This is not a good bread to have in the house if you want to be on a diet. However, if you are feeding your family and want to make sure that they rave about the dessert-yes, I said dessert, then make this. It really is so good, it tastes like a dessert

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Homemade Caramel Sauce
Homemade Caramel Sauce

Make Your own Caramel Sauce

It takes just three ingredients to make this caramel sauce, butter, brown sugar, and a bit of milk. Add this to a pan, heat and bring to a boil a few minutes. the end result is a scrumptious sauce that will compliment just about anything.

Today, I poured – yup – poured this over the banana bread. However, you can put this in a jar and spoon over ice cream too. Put in a milk shake. Drizzle over your favorite coffee that is topped with whipping cream.

Well, you get the idea. Delicious with so many things. It helps turn this amazing banana bread into a dessert!

Melted Caramels
Caramel

Banana Bread with Caramel Icing

You bet!

The caramel is so good, that you will not want to waste a drop. Tastes great with the banana bread. I normally put a dusting of sugar on top of my banana bread, or a crumb topping. However, this time, I thought I would try a caramel sauce topping. So glad that I tried this one.

This certainly puts this banana bread in a category that is worthy of gifting to someone.

Be Frugal and eat good food. Caramel Banana Bread is a penny pinching quick bread.

Frozen Bananas in a Bag
Frozen Bananas in a Bag

Freezing Bananas

My husband does not eat bananas. When I purchase bananas, very often, I can’t eat the bananas before they start to get brown spots. When I have bananas that are on the verge, I peel them and put them in a ZipLoc Bag and pop them in the freezer.

I can’t stand to throw away food. When I make banana bread, it is always when I have 2-3 bananas in the freezer waiting to be used. By the way, my husband normally does not eat the banana bread – I asked him if he wanted some of this bread-he said yes. I couldn’t believe it. He is my worst critic sometimes! He liked it!

Frozen Bananas
Frozen Bananas

How to Use Frozen Bananas in Cooking

Put the frozen bananas in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them for about 3 minutes on power level 30. Once thawed, I used the hand mixer to mash the bananas. Works like a charm. They are now ready to be used in this delicious banana bread recipe.

Mashing Bananas with Mixer
Mashing Bananas with Mixer

Two Loaves of Banana Bread

This recipe makes two loaves of banana bread. However, if you like to give gifts or freeze smaller loaves for later, make this in the smaller bread pans. If you do freeze this, make sure to wrap in a few layers so it stays fresh in the freezer – for up to 3 months. To enjoy, just thaw and add the caramel sauce if desired.

Dessert Banana Bread

I like to serve this as a dessert sometimes. Just place the banana loaf on a pretty platter and pour on the caramel. No one in my family can resist this.

The banana flavor comes through and this bread is almost a cake as it is moist, sweet, and cake-like!

Caramel Glaze over Banana Bread

Banana Bread Variations

This bread can be made with or without nuts. If you are a walnut or pecan lover like I am, add 1 cup chopped to the recipe. Love the crunchy texture and flavor they add. Sometimes, I just make this bread and do not make the sauce. It is delicious all on its own. However, I will spread on a bit of butter.

Banana Bread Sliced on Bread Board with Walnuts
Banana Bread Sliced on Bread Board with Walnuts
Caramel Banana Bread
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Caramel Banana Bread

Banana bread that is moist and tasty. Add the easy to make caramel and it becomes a dessert too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bread, caramel, quick bread, snack
Servings: 2 bread pans
Calories: 2947kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3 Bananas mashed
  • 8 Ounces Sour Cream if you don’t have it, use whole milk
  • 2 Tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour

Caramel

  • 3/4 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 6 TBL. milk

Instructions

Banana Bread

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 7X3 inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and eggs.
  • Add mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla, and cinnamon
  • Mix flour and baking soda-then add to the banana mixture.
    Banana Bread Mixture
  • Divide into prepared pans.
    banana bread in loaf pans
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes on 325 degrees F.

Caramel

  • Add butter, brown sugar, and milk in sauce pan. Continuously stirring, heat over medium-high heat until rolling boil. A rolling boil is when the boiling action continues even when you are stirring.
  • To help you visualize what a rolling boil is…This picture is of the caramel mixture just starting to boil.
    Caramel starting to boil
  • This picture is of the caramel mixture at a rolling boil. When the mixture gets to this point, boil for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, take off heat and let caramel cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    Caramel mixture at rolling boil

Finishing Touch

  • Once both the banana bread and caramel mixture are cool. Divide the caramel mixture between the two loaves of bread and spoon the caramel over the top of the loaves. enjoy!
    Caramel Glaze over Banana Bread

Your Own Private Notes

Notes

The nutrition values are for one loaf of the bread. Divide the values by the number of slices in each pan. I would estimate that would be about 8.

Nutrition

Calories: 2947kcal | Carbohydrates: 458g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 108g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 1335mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 285g | Vitamin A: 1246IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 541mg | Iron: 17mg

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