Caramel Hazelnut Banana Bread With Sweet Icing…

Well it’s Monday again! Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend 🙂 Last week was crazy, felt like the boys and I ran around all over the place during their week off of school. Had a great time but I am thrilled that school is back in session 🙂  Had the opportunity of attending an LA Mom’s Blog Event over the weekend at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, talk about breathtaking views out there, loved it! Got to meet lots of great local mom bloggers and took home some fun products too! Thanks SV Mom’s Group for the invite 🙂

So excited for you to take a peek at my newest banana bread recipe. I must say it’s completely drool worthy. I was so happy whipping it together last week, couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it actually! Melted caramel and hazelnuts make for a delicious banana bread that you will not want to miss out on. Happy Baking!

The melted caramel makes for a rich and soft bread…so good!

I chose to use hazelnuts, but feel free to use any ol’ nut you have around the house

I found these adorable little bakers at TJ Maxx Home and Cost Plus World Market. 2 of my favorite places to find kitchen treasures!! I’m talking less than $3 bucks each 🙂

Even if you don’t have the cute little bakers, the mini loaves turn out equally as delish!

Caramel Hazelnut Banana Bread With Sweet Icing

1 1/2 sticks softened butter

1 Cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

4 very ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla

7 kraft caramels plus 1teaspoon milk, melted until smooth (in microwave for about 1 min 15 seconds)

1 Cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 Cup chopped hazelnuts (or any nut of choice)

1 Cup powdered sugar

2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream (or milk for a thinner icing)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter and sugar into a stand or electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas. Mix on low until well combined, then slowly drizzle in melted caramel until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the hazelnuts until just combined. Scoop batter into well greased mini muffin tins 3/4 way full. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Let cool.

2. Remove breads from pan. Mix powdered sugar and cream until creamy and desired consistency. Drizzle over breads and eat!!

12 mini loaves


Have a great new week, see you soon 🙂

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49 Responses
  1. Megan

    Your photos are absolutely lovely-those blue mugs are just too adorable! I love banana bread (I had some for breakfast this morning actually!) so I can’t wait to try this version of it-YUM!

  2. Julie {Angry Julie Monday}

    You are such a temptress with your goodies. These look delicious!!! It was soo great to meet you last week.

  3. Katrina

    I’ve been loving all the ramekin treasures I’ve gotten and Cost Plus lately, too! And I LOVE all things banana. I will have to try these–SOON!

  4. Nastassia (LetMeEatCake)

    those look so decadent and amazing! i love banana bread and i love caramel even more! do they freeze well? i love the cute dishes you use!

  5. The Purple Foodie

    OMG Jenny these have got to be the most gorgous thing I’ve seen all day. COmfort dessert in adorable dishes, what more could one ask for! I had seen something similar when I was in the States last year. Now I regret not buying it!

  6. Strawberry Cake

    I love, LOVE hazelnuts…I stumbled upon your site through blogher. Hoping that I get the chance to try this recipe!

  7. Michelle

    I have a few browning bananas on my counter & I had just decided to make banana bread tomorrow – then I saw this. I will now be making THIS banana bread tomorrow! thanks! :o)

  8. Erin

    Adorable AND delicious – doesn’t get better than that! This would be a great idea for favors at a baby shower – individual mini loaves!

  9. Tracy

    Fantastic! I read this post just in time. I was looking at the bananas on my counter this morning thinking I needed to use them ASAP and decided was going to make plain ol’ banana bread when I get home from work this evening. Your recipe sounds so much better!


    ~ Tracy

  10. Barbara

    First of all, the recipe is heavenly! Can’t wait to try it…caramels in a banana bread?? Can it get any better?

    And then..your darling little bakers are so sweet! I really never search for things like this and I should because they make such fun presentations!

  11. Krista

    I can only imagine how good these taste! I’m wishing for a slice with my morning coffee right now. I’ll have to give them a try!

  12. Christa Kelso

    those little ramekins are are SOOO cute!!! I wonder if the TJ Max in LA will have them? Not likely… haha

  13. Stephanie McD

    One word…YUM!! And can you tell me the brand of those little bakers? I am in love with anything ‘mini!’ 🙂
    Thanks…love your website!!

  14. Gaby

    These look so freaking amazing I want them for breakfast right now!!! I had never thought of adding chopped nuts to my banana bread because I never really liked them until last year… this is definitely going in my breakfast binder!

  15. kendralula

    another homerun jenny. your recipes really are divine. however, a question– if i wanted to make a full loaf instead of mini-loafs, what would you recommend for a baking time?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Kendralula,
      I would check it at 45 minutes and every 5-7 minutes after that. Let me know if you bake it in the full loaf, how long it takes. Hope you enjoy!!

  16. shelly (cookies and cups)

    the bakers are so cute, I’m gonna run out and see if my TJ Maxx has anything like that! so cute…oh and the bread looks yum too!

  17. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    I love those little ramekins! So adorable!! I really need to go in search of TJ Maxx for baking goods. And the bread looks incredible!

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