Banana Bread

Caramelized Banana Bread

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Good morning!  My husband loved this banana bread and the kids are very fond of banana as well.  The “Cooking Light” people did a different take on banana bread by caramelizing the sugars in the bananas first before mashing them into the quick bread recipe.  I left off the glaze, but certainly feel free to put it on!

Caramelized Banana Bread


  • 4 Tb. butter, softened (or only 3 Tb. if not making glaze)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tb. canola, vegetable or grapeseed oil
  • 2 Tb. rum or gold rum
  • 2 eggs
  • 9 oz. (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Optional:
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. half and half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 3 Tb. of butter in a great big skillet and melt it. At medium-high heat, add the dark brown sugar and bananas. Cook 4 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. With a mixer, mix the bananas on medium until smooth.
  4. In a great big bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, rum and eggs.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Alternate adding the dry stuff (flour mixture) and bananas with the wet stuff (milk ingredients). Always begin and end with the flour mixture when alternating. Bake 1 hour. Cool and eat!
  7. To make the glaze: Melt the 1 Tb. of butter left in a skillet over medium high for about 3 minutes. Do this in a shiny pan. You can't see the color change well in a non-stick pan. It will begin to brown. Take it off the heat. Pour in the powdered sugar and half and half. Whisk together. Pour over the bread.

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