Salted Caramel Banana Bread Recipe

Treat yourself to a slice of heaven with this Salted Caramel Banana Bread. Combining the classic comfort of moist banana bread with the rich indulgence of salted caramel, this recipe transforms a traditional snack into an extraordinary dessert perfect for any occasion.


For the Banana Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Mix Dry Ingredients:

  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.

Cream Sugar and Butter:

  1. Cream together brown sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Combine Wet Ingredients:

  1. Stir in sour cream, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  1. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet, mixing just until combined.


  1. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  2. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Prepare Glaze:

  1. Melt brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add heavy cream and heat until mixture bubbles.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in confectioners’ sugar and salt until smooth.

Glaze the Bread:

  1. Drizzle glaze over cooled bread.


  • Ensure bananas are very ripe for the best flavor.
  • Do not overmix the batter to keep the bread tender.
  • Let bread cool completely before glazing to prevent the glaze from melting.


  1. Can I use regular salt instead of kosher salt for the glaze? Yes, but start with half the amount since regular salt is finer and saltier.
  2. Can I make this bread gluten-free? Absolutely! Substitute the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free blend.
  3. How long will the banana bread keep? Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

Prep Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time

  • 60 minutes

Total Time

  • 2 hours 15 minutes (including cooling)


  • 1 loaf (approximately 10 slices)


  • Dessert


  • Baking


  • American


  • Vegetarian


This Salted Caramel Banana Bread recipe is a must-try for those who love a twist on classic flavors. The luscious salted caramel glaze adds a perfect balance of salty and sweet, making each slice irresistibly delicious. Whether for a special occasion or a cozy afternoon treat, it’s sure to delight anyone looking for a gourmet baking adventure.

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