Caramel Swirl Banana Bread Bars

     After making a batch of my “Homemade Caramel Sauce”, I wanted to bake something with it.  I recommend making a double batch of my homemade caramel sauce.   

    I had three perfectly ripe bananas on the counter and caramel banana bread, sounded good.  I started to work on incorporating the caramel sauce in the banana bread.  What a delicious idea!  Caramel sauce is swirled and baked right on top.  Then you get to drizzle more caramel on top of your caramel swirl banana bread bars!  Oh, soo good! 

These caramel swirl banana bread bars are really good without the extra drizzle of caramel sauce.  We would just reheat them for 10 seconds in the microwave.  They make a great after breakfast, coffee treat!  Our five year old son, Landon, loved these bars!   Plus, they’re made with white whole wheat flour. 


Caramel Swirl Banana Bread Bars

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas – mashed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup warm caramel sauce – (Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe)

STEP ONE:  Make caramel sauce and set aside to cool.  Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Lightly grease 9×9 inch pan, set aside. 

STEP TWO:  In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the oil, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs together.  Add the mashed bananas and whisk well.  Stir in the salt, baking soda, baking powder, and white whole wheat flour.  Combine well and make sure all the dry indredients have been fully incorporated.

STEP THREE: Pour batter into prepared 9×9 inch pan.  Spread out evenly.  Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the top of the batter.  Use a butter knife to drag through the batter and swirl.

STEP FOUR: Baked in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted center comes out clean.  Allow to cool.  Cut into bars.  *Optional – warmed caramel sauce can be drizzled over top when serving.  

Can be stored on counter, loosely covered for two days.  Or, store in a container and place in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

By: Vanessa


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8 comments on “Caramel Swirl Banana Bread Bars

  1. Christina @ Bake with Christina

    Oh man this looks SO delicious! I’ve never thought of combining caramel in banana bread, but it just looks so good! :)

    1. Vanessa
      Vanessa

      Christina, the flavors worked well together! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Baby June

    Mmmmm, that looks like my kind of banana bread :)

    1. Vanessa
      Vanessa

      I’m glad you think so, Baby June!

  3. WholeYum

    Delish!! We’d LOVE to see this on WholeYum.com!

    1. Vanessa
      Vanessa

      Thank you for stopping by, WholeYum! Your site is very nice!

  4. Celli

    I never thought of the 2 together, looks delicious!!!

    1. Vanessa
      Vanessa

      The flavors pair up nicely!