Banana Coffee Bread With Caramel Drizzle Recipe

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Banana Coffee Bread with Caramel Drizzle

Sharon Colyer


This recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I have been making it for 40 yrs. Very yummy. However, eventually I made some updates, to make it healthier & even more yummy. The original did not have caramel topping. Make it old style or with any updates, listed below.

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30 Min
30 Min


1/2 c
shortening* - my updates below, to make healthier
1 c
sugar* - my updates below, to make healthier
2 large
eggs* - my updates below, to make healthier
3/4 c
mashed ripe banana
1 1/4 c
sifted all-purpose flour* - my updates below, to make healthier
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
flax meal - healthy addition
1 jar(s)
fat-free caramel ice cream topping like smucker's, save unused portion of caramel in the refrigerator

**********HEALTHY UPDATES**********

1/2 c
*real butter or vegetable oil or 1/4 cup real butter or veg. oil & 1/4 cup applesauce, preferably unsweetened
3/4 c
*sugar or 1/4 cup sugar & 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
1 large
*egg and 1 egg white, or eggbeaters to equal 2 eggs
1 1/4 c
*sifted, unbleached all-purpose flour


1Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9x9x2 inch pan or 8x8 inch pan.
2Cream shortening or real butter or oil or oil & applesauce, with sugar until fluffy.
3Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in banana.
4Sift together dry ingredients; add to banana mixture; mix well.
5Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan on metal rack. After bread is mostly cool, move to next step.
6Open jar of caramel topping & drizzle some of the topping over the top of the banana bread with a spoon. Save unused portion of caramel in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy