caramelized banana berry bread

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Robin Lieneke
from Chamois, MO

This is without a doubt the most delicious banana bread I have ever made. So moist and the berries add the perfect complement to the rich banana flavor. The batter is thick but don't worry about dryness, it is so tasty!

prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For caramelized banana berry bread

  • CARAMELIZED BANANAS
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 3-4
    very ripe bananas
  • BREAD BATTER
  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    raspberries, fresh
  • 1 c
    blueberries, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, for garnish
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How To Make caramelized banana berry bread

  • 1
    To make the caramelized bananas: preheat oven to 375° slice bananas and lay in a single layer on a sheet pan lined in parchment paper. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Prepare two 9x4 loaf pans by lining in foil or parchment paper and spraying with no stick spray. Reduce oven to 350°.
  • 3
    Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in the berries and toss to coat the berries. Set aside.
  • 4
    In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar till light and fully incorporated. Add ricotta cheese and mix till smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one. Add caramelized bananas and vanilla.
  • 5
    Pour wet mixture over dry mix and fold together just until mixed.
  • 6
    Spoon mix into prepared pans. Sprinkle each pan with brown sugar. Bake for 50-60 minutes until knife into the center comes out clean.
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