I dream of warm, slightly sweet, but not too sweet, banana bread slathered in a healthy layer of salted butter quite regularly. That stuff is good guys. Seriously. Really, anything you can slather salted butter on is good in my book. But banana bread…..it has my heart.
This easy caramelized banana bread is so simple anyone can make it!
how do we make this easy caramelized banana bread?
You know those bananas you bought, but didn’t quite get around to eating?
I mean, I swear you buy a banana and 2 days later it’s over ripe. At least for me, I like them still a touch greenish.
But anyway, this easy caramelized banana bread is the perfect solution. You need those super mushy waaaaay over ripe bananas to make this bread.
The buttermilk helps the bread stay moist and adds just a touch of tang to the bread. I highly recommend using it, however, regular milk can be substituted in a pinch.
We used brown sugar instead of white sugar here because I like the dark, caramelized flavor it adds to the bread.
And when you’re mixing your batter, it’s ok to leave a few large chunks of banana. I can tell you I certainly do not take the time to get all the chunks out. It gives the bread character.
Character? Can bread really have character?
Either way, it’s banana bread, so what if you bite into a piece of banana? That’s kinda the point, right?
Lastly, when you are mixing your batter, be careful not to over mix; that can cause your bread to become tough. Mix just until the flour no longer streaks.
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So guys, I originally threw this easy caramelized banana bread together as an afterthought. I love banana bread, and had these bananas, and had been extremely delinquent in making anything sweet.
The boyfriend was tired of eating the vanilla ice cream that had been in the freezer for months and months.
And it was soooo easy to make, I didn’t feel put out at all.
Plus, now I have a vehicle for that oh-so-delicious salted butter….
Now guys, I don’t bake a lot. Especially not bread. But I’ve made a few things. If you like this recipe, you may like these others too:
I promise, someday I will start baking more bread. Someday guys.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 large or 3 small/medium very ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter and combine with the sugar. Whisk/beat until fluffy.
- Add the eggs and mix until fully combined. Mix in the buttermilk and vanilla.
- Smash the bananas and add to the batter. It's ok to have a few chunks.
- Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix gently until ingredients combined. DO NO OVER MIX.
- Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.