I love salted caramel. And I love banana bread.
So, I thought they needed to meet and get to know each other.
As you can see, they fell in love and got married
Banana is so delicious with caramelized sugar and a touch of sea salt. Those three things are just meant to be together. And I love taking a beloved fave I have been making for years and years (like my banana bread recipe) and turning it into something new.
I have to be honest, I tried to bake the caramel into the actual bread—but it did not work the way that I wanted it to. I decided that a layer of caramel over the top was the way to go.
Add eggs, sugar, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla to a large bowl. Whisk until combined.
Mash the banana with a fork. Set aside.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients. Mix until almost combined.
Stir in the mashed banana.
Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about an hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.
Put the caramels and milk in a small bowl.
Microwave for one minute and stir until smooth. Add half of the sea salt.
Pour the caramel over the bread and sprinkle with remaining salt. It is sticky, so give your knife a little spritz of cooking spray before slicing!
There you have it—I’m so glad I got these two together, and I’m sure you will be too.
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