Caramel Pecan Banana Bread

Caramel Pecan Banana Bread swirled with homemade caramel sauce and topped with a pecan streusel topping. This is the BEST banana bread you will ever have!

Caramel Pecan Banana Bread

I’ve found my new favorite banana bread recipe. This banana bread is incredibly moist, perfectly sweet with a crisp crunchy topping. Swirled with lots of caramel this banana bread is AMAZING.

I made my own caramel sauce for the bread. It’s super easy and only requires 4 ingredients. It can also be stored in the fridge for up to a month. Simply simmer brown sugar, heavy cream and butter until thickened. Stir in vanilla extract and store in the fridge.


For the pecan streusel topping I mixed together brown sugar, pecans and flour. The streusel topping gives the bread a nice crunch.

Buttermilk helps to keep the bread super moist and soft.


For added crunch you can fold in some nuts to the batter or add in raisins or even chocolate chips!

This Caramel Pecan Banana Bread is perfect for breakfast or dessert!


Here are more Easy Banana Bread recipes to try!

Caramel Pecan Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 (1 loaf)
Caramel Pecan Banana Bread swirled with homemade caramel sauce and topped with a pecan streusel topping. This is the BEST banana bread you will ever have!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce recipe follows

Pecan Streusel

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add in vanilla and mashed bananas.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer on low add half of the dry ingredients followed by all of the milk. Mix until just combined then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan and spoon the caramel sauce on top. Swirl the caramel sauce into the bread.
  • In a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter until it is combined and crumbly (like wet sand). I use a fork to work the cold butter into the flour. You can also use a food processor with a couple of pulses. Stir in the pecans.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping over the batter and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. (If the bread starts to get too brown cover with aluminum foil)
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely before releasing from the pan.

Caramel Sauce

  • Add all of the ingredients except for the vanilla to a saucepan. Cook over low-medium heat until thickened stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. If the sauce isn't getting a lot thicker turn up the heat a bit and keep and eye on it making sure to whisk constantly. (The sauce will thicken as it cools in the refrigerator). Take off of the heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool in the saucepan.
  • Transfer to a container and place in the refrigerator to firm up and cool.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Pecan Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 562IU11%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Banana Bread, Breakfast, Caramel Pecan Banana Bread, Dessert

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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