This is a sweet-salty recipe for decadent banana bread with an unusual twist that is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. This bread is great served warm; toast in a toaster oven, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Bread:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until combined. Beat bananas and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed, just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Run knife around edges of bread and transfer to a wire rack.

  • Heat 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir cream into brown sugar mixture and remove saucepan from heat. Stir 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt into cream mixture until glaze is smooth. Drizzle glaze over loaf.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 49.2g 16% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 59.8mg 20% DV; sodium 263.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2019
This was Delicious! Very moist and loved the contrast of the salty and sweet. The only thing was with the glaze getting the brown sugar to dissolve I couldn't get it to dissolved until I added the cream. Then it did almost immediately. It was a fairly easy recipe. I did need to bake it 55 minutes. We cut into it immediately after I transferred it from the pan to a platter and poured on the glaze. Yumminess!! 5 years later and it's still a favorite! My coworkers are always asking me when I'm going to bring in more! So good!! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2015
The bread itself was dry and boring. The glaze was good but that was the only good thing about the recipe. Next time I will make using Janet's banana bread (on this site)and add the glaze from this recipe. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2019
This was Delicious! Very moist and loved the contrast of the salty and sweet. The only thing was with the glaze getting the brown sugar to dissolve I couldn't get it to dissolved until I added the cream. Then it did almost immediately. It was a fairly easy recipe. I did need to bake it 55 minutes. We cut into it immediately after I transferred it from the pan to a platter and poured on the glaze. Yumminess!! 5 years later and it's still a favorite! My coworkers are always asking me when I'm going to bring in more! So good!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2014
Absolutely incredible! Ended up pulling it from the oven after 45 minutes exactly and it was perfectly fluffy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
This recipe was great! The picture is not quite accurate. The bread in the picture is darker than it turns out when it actually comes out of the oven it is a nice golden brown and the top is not flat. The glaze is not white like it shows in the picture but a light chestnut color. It has a beautiful flavor to it. Although I did not have kosher salt I cut the amount of kosher salt in half and substituted the kosher salt for Mortan salt (table salt) but it added such a unique flavor to recipe that it really completed the flavor and rounded the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2014
Perfect! Excellent as a desert bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
This is a great variation for banana bread. I added a tsp of cinnamon to the dough. The salted caramel sauce is easy to make and I will be using it for my caramel apple cheesecake bars. Moist and delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
This was a great recipe!! I added a tiny bit of cinnamon to the bread mixture as well as some walnuts. Sooo good!! Can't wait to make this again. THanks for the great recipe! Oh and I only used 2 bananas and it was fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
Oh dear. Made this for breakfast the night prior and had to have it as a midnight snack. It tasted so good. Definitely a dessert bread or special breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2015
The glaze added unexpected finish to a classic banana bread! I doubled the recipe for the bread itself but didn't double the glaze and there was still plenty of glaze to go around. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2015
The bread itself was dry and boring. The glaze was good but that was the only good thing about the recipe. Next time I will make using Janet's banana bread (on this site)and add the glaze from this recipe. Read More