Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread – Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread - Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

I love banana bread so much and have so many combinations including carrot banana, peanut butter apple, zucchini banana, blueberry banana, cream cheese filled, and 40+ more.

But this is the first time I’ve introduced coffee, or rather espresso, and caramel into it. What was I waiting for. This is possibly my new favorite doctored-up banana bread recipe of all time. That’s a big statement for me.

Since I also love caramel macchiatos, this recipe is a total winner in my book. I hoarded most of this loaf for myself.

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread - Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

I used my go-to jumping off point banana bread recipe and added instant espresso granules to the batter. I buy the espresso at my regular grocery store and use it often in chocolate cake and brownies because it enhances the flavor of chocolate.

It infuses the banana bread with a lovely coffee flavor. It’s present without being overpowering or too intense. Sometimes coffee-based desserts can pack too much of a punch for me but this one is not like that.

Between the espresso and the salted caramel I swirled in, you’ve got yourself an edible caramel macchiato. <— Great copycat recipe if you’re a fan.

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread - Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

I finished the bread with a boiled brown sugar glaze. How I love boiled frosting. It only takes 3 minutes to make and really elevates the bread to the next level. As in, you have to make it. I loved this glaze so much I made another dessert (coming soon) with it.

The bread is super soft, tender, extremely moist, and bursting with layers of flavor. It’s like a warm fuzzy blanket on a cold day. So comforting and satisfying.

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread - Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread – Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

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Ingredients:

Bread

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules (see Notes below)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (from about 2 medium/large or 3 small bananas)
  • 1/4 cup caramel or salted caramel sauce (use a thick caramel sauce not a thin and runny ice cream sundae sauce, try Trader Joe’s or homemade)

Glaze

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste

Directions:

  1. Bread – Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan very well with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan, or line the pan with a parchment paper sling and spray the paper with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the the first 7 ingredients, through vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  4. Add the bananas and stir to combine.
  5. Turn batter out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  6. Evenly drizzle the salted caramel over the top, leaving a bare margin near the edges, and lightly mix and swirl with a butter knife so that the caramel goes down about 1 inch and mixes in a bit. Caution – if it touches the edges or the bottom of the pan, it will likely burn and the bread will stick.
  7. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Tip – If necessary (it wasn’t for me) tent the pan with a sheet of foil draped loosely over it at the 30 to 35 minute-mark to prevent top and sides from becoming overly browned before center cooks through. Baking times will vary based on moisture content of bananas, climate, and oven variances. Bake until done; watch your bread, not the clock and don’t worry if it takes longer to bake than the baking estimates provided. Allow bread to cool in pan on a wire rack while you make the glaze.
  8. Glaze – To a small saucepan, add the butter and heat over medium-high heat to melt.
  9. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, optional salt, and whisk to combine until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and allow mixture to simmer very gently for 3 minutes; it should be very gently bubbling with a dimpled appearance, no need to stir it. Allow the glaze to cool to a warm temperature in the pan for about 5 minutes before evenly drizzling it over the bread. You can either glaze the bread while it’s still in the pan or turn it out onto a wire rack and glaze there, whatever is easier.
  11. Allow glaze to set up fully before slicing and serving, about 1 hour. Bread will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Glaze adapted from AllRecipes

Recipe Notes and Tips:

I have not tried the recipe with any other instant coffee or espresso products other than this one and cannot comment how they will or will not work, or the quantities to use.

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23 comments on “Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread”

  1. Averie you have left me speechless with this bread. Today i made your classic PB cookies from your first book. (Seriously I love that book and it’s been so used). This bread looks so frickin moist I am just going to beg my bananas to ripen very fast. Will be making this very soon. Thank you so much

    • I LOVE hearing that you truly have used and loved that book! You have probably made more from it than I have since many of those recipes I only made enough times just to test them and then it’s onto the next blog post NEW recipe – no time to remake old when there needs to be new content.

      Anyway, this bread is SO GOOD! Please make it and LMK what you think!

  2. What a fantastic twist on banana bread! Brown sugar, banana, caramel and a hint of coffee–I see why this is your favorite version and it looks as good as it sounds!

  3. I can imagine the taste! Kids are going to love it! Baking on weekend! Thank you for the recipe!

  4. we needed a fabulous banana bread recipe today, and this one was amazing!

    • Thank you for trying this recipe the day after I posted it!! I am so glad you loved it and found it amazing! I personally really loved this one too so I am always glad when someone else feels the same :)

  5. Caramel plus banana is like true love in my mouth. YESSSS

  6. This recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to make this and neither can my bananas (they are very ripe), but I was curious about the amount of flour… only one cup?
    I love your recipes! I just made the wild rice and chicken soup. It was yummy and comforting on a dreary day!

    • Yes only one cup because you’re only using 1 cup of bananas. If you think it needs more or your batter is exceptionally runny, add a bit more but I didn’t find it necessary for this recipe.

  7. Thank You so much for responding so quickly. You must of felt the desperation in my bananas LOL!
    Again, your recipes are divine and I’m going in my kitchen now to get started on this glorious recipe!

  8. Made it… loved it! I did add the boiled icing on top and it’s great even without it.
    Will surely make it again! Thank you.

  9. it looks yummy but isn’t it too sweet? i love to try it but i’m prediabetic :(

  10. I made this bread last night and I have to say it is a keeper! My husband ate like half of it already. I didn’t have the crystals you recommend so I used a pouch of Starbucks instant. It didn’t taste super strong so I added half a pouch the glaze and it’s AMAZING. I’ll be making this again very soon, maybe adding some nuts too. Yum!

    Rating: 5
  11. Holy banana bread on steroids. Amazing. I used your homemade salted caramel sauce to put in the bread. It’s amazing. I just made the glaze and the brown sugar is still crunchy even after whisking for s long time. Is this normal? Did I do something wrong 😬Thanks Averie

    Rating: 5
    • Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love the bread! As for the glaze, not really normal no for the brown sugar to be overly crunchy after a long time. I am thinking that yes you did do something wrong but being that I wasn’t there, it’s really hard to say what. Watch the video and see if that helps you figure out how things should go next time.

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