Banana bread is the bee’s knees. It’s easy to make, super yummy, and like cake, you can cut yourself however big of a piece you want. Although classic banana bread always satisfies, every now and then it should be taken to the next level. Elevate classic banana bread to doubly-yummy status with this recipe for bananas foster-inspired banana bread. Listed first is the recipe for the banana bread itself, and below is the recipe for the caramel sauce you’ll top it off with.

Bananas Foster-Inspired Banana Bread

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Total Time:70 to 80 minutes
  • Servings:1 loaf of banana bread
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of brown sugar
Photo by Ethan Cappello
Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 1

Preheat your oven for 350°F. Add your bananas to a mixing bowl and mash them up with a fork. Do this until you have a relatively smooth mixture.

#SpoonTip: If the bananas you have on hand aren’t too ripe, learn how to ripen them quickly here.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 2

Next, melt 1/3 cup of butter. Once melted, add to the banana mixture and mix everything together.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 3

Next, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and just a pinch of salt. Mix everything together.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 4

Next, add 3/4 cup of sugar.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 5

Beat one egg in a separate bowl and then add to your mixture.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 6

Next, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 7

Add 1 1/2 cups of flour to the bowl and mix well until you have a relatively smooth consistency.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 8

Last, but certainly not least, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix well.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 9

Grease a 4×8 inch pan with either butter or PAM spray. Then, pour your mixture in.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 10

Before sliding your pan in the oven, sprinkle a dash of brown sugar all over the top.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 11

Pop the pan in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour. You can test if your loaf is finished by poking it with a fork and seeing if it comes out clean. Once the banana bread is finished baking, slide it onto a clean plate. Proceed to the recipe below to follow the next (and best) step – adding caramel sauce!

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Caramel Sauce

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:About 1/3 cup of caramel sauce
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 1

Over low heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter in a small saucepan.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 2

Once melted, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Stir until dissolved. Allow it to bubble for about a minute and then allow it to cool for about 40 seconds.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello

Step 3

Drizzle the caramel sauce all over your banana bread. Wait a minute or two to allow everything to cool slightly. Cut yourself a piece and enjoy.

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Photo by Ethan Cappello