Search Recipes

Banana bread with salted caramel

Jill Dupleix
Jill Dupleix

This cafe favourite is deservedly popular. You can toast it and serve for brunch with cultured butter, or (as in this recipe) serve as dessert with ice-cream and salted caramel. The riper the bananas, the better the banana bread. Any leftovers (ha!) can be sliced and frozen.

The riper the bananas, the better the banana bread.
Top tip ... The riper the bananas, the better the banana bread. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

250g butter, softened

200g brown sugar

4 eggs, beaten

400g ripe bananas (3 to 4), mashed

125 ml buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

300g plain flour

2 tsp baking power

1 tsp bicarb of soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mixed spice

pinch of salt

toasted walnuts and ice-cream to serve

Salted caramel sauce

150g brown sugar

150 ml cream

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp sea salt

Method

1. Heat the oven to 180C. Lightly oil a 25cm x 10cm loaf tin and line with baking paper.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Fold in the mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt and fold through without over-mixing. Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for one hour and 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out dry.

3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small pan, bring to the boil, stirring, and simmer for three minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.

Banana bread.
Gimme s'more: Sweet, syrupy banana bread to make Elvis proud. Photo: Edwina Pickles

4. Turn out the banana bread, cut into slabs and serve with ice-cream, walnuts and salted caramel.

Main ingredient:
Banana
Cuisine:
Contemporary
Course:
Dessert, Breakfast/Brunch, Snacks
Occasion:
Family meals, Afternoon Tea

More recipes like this...

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies