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BEST Caramel Banana Bread
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BEST Caramel Banana Bread

This is the BEST caramel banana bread recipe. It makes a great breakfast, OR dessert - drizzle it with this sea salt vanilla caramel sauce and it's perfect!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bread, caramel, easy
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Callie


Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Add a stick of room temp (or warmed) butter to your food processor OR in a large mixing bowl
  • Add in brown sugar and granulated sugar and blend until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and continue to blend
  • Add in bananas blend until smooth
  • Once all the wet ingredients have been added blend in salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Gradually add in flour until blended and smooth.
  • If you want to add chocolate chips or walnuts add them and pulse your processor a few more times.
  • It's ready for the oven! Spray an 4x8 loaf pan OR several mini loaf pans and fill about ⅔ of the pan with an even layer of batter.
  • Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes for mini loafs OR 40 minutes for a 4x8 inch pan. Bake until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and comes out clean.

Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel

  • Add granulated sugar to a sauce pan over medium heat and slowly stir. Sugar will begin to clump and then slowly melt into an amber liquid.
  • Once all clumps are gone take melted (liquid) sugar off heat. Add in heavy cream and stir. Caramel will bubble, mix until cream and sugar are completely blended
  • Add in butter vanilla and sea salt and mix until blended
  • If mixture has formed clumps (don't panic) put it back on heat and carefully stir until smooth
  • Leave caramel to cool in pan for about 20 minutes. Once cooled transfer it to a jar or bottle. Keep stored in the refrigerator
  • BEFORE YOU SERVE: My favorite way to eat this banana bread is sliced on a plate with caramel drizzled over it and warmed for about 30 seconds in the microwave (depending on your microwave). ENJOY!