Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

Super Moist Dulce de Leche Banana Bread. The BEST banana bread you will ever have!

Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

I’ve been on a banana bread kick lately. It makes the perfect snack or breakfast and this Dulce de Leche Banana Bread is no exception.

This banana bread is incredibly moist, perfectly sweet and swirled with lots of dulce de leche sauce. It is AMAZING!

I made my own dulce de leche sauce for the bread. It’s super easy and only requires 1 ingredient! Simply place a can of sweetened condensed milk in the slow cooker and fill with water. Cook for 8-10 hours on low. That’s it! Store in your fridge for 3 weeks to serve on ice cream, bread or brownies.

If you are short on time you can also get premade dulce de leche at the grocery store. Trader Joe’s makes an awesome version!

For added crunch I like to add walnuts to the batter. Raisins or chocolate chips would also be amazing. Enjoy!

Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Super Moist Dulce de Leche Banana Bread. The BEST banana bread you will ever have!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche sauce recipe follows
  • dulce de leche sauce for drizzling

Homemade Dulce De Leche Sauce

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add in vanilla and mashed bananas.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. 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 and the walnuts. Do not overmix.
  6. Add the batter to the prepared pan and spoon the dulce de leche sauce on top. Swirl the dulce de leche into the bread. (I use slightly warmed dulce de leche to make it easier to spread)
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. (If the bread starts to get too brown cover with aluminum foil)
  8. While the bread is still in the pan and slightly warm poke holes in the top of the bread with a toothpick. Drizzle more slightly warmed dulce de leche on top. (I did about 1/4 cup).
  9. Allow the bread to cool completely before releasing from the pan.

Homemade Dulce De Leche Sauce

  1. Place the can of condensed milk in the slow cooker on it's side. You do not need to peel off the label.
  2. Add enough water to completely cover the can.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. (The longer you cook it the darker / golden brown it will become.)
  4. Remove the can from the slow cooker using tongs and place into cold water to cool before opening. I usually wait about 10-15 minutes before opening.
  5. Store the dulce de leche in an airtight container and enjoy for up to 3 weeks!
Nutrition Facts
Dulce de Leche Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 468IU9%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Banana Bread, Dulce de leche


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