If you like dulce de leche and banana bread, you’ll love this dulce de leche infused banana bread! We’ve all bought way too many bananas at once and didn’t know what to do with them when they all got too ripe too fast. Banana bread is my go to recipe when this happens. Never waste another overly ripened banana again- make this dulce de leche banana bread instead!
I must say, this was one of the most fun recipes and food shoots I’ve done. There’s something so comforting and therapeutic about baking, especially banana bread. It’s such a warm, hearty recipe. It was a ton of fun to see milk and sugar transform into thick, browned dulce de leche- yay science! And- to top it off, capturing the dulce de leche stream running down the banana bread was so satisfying!
About the dulce de leche:
I never knew how easy it was to make dulce de leche until I actually experimented in the kitchen and made it myself! I must say though- it does take some planning because this process takes 1.5 to 2 hours. To make the dulce de leche, combine milk, sugar, and baking soda in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until milk has thickened and browned. Mix occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom of the pan. Once the sauce has reached the thick, brown caramel consistency, mix in some sea salt.
Tip for the dulce de leche:
The process to make dulce de leche, although easy, is time consuming. The good news- you can double or triple the recipe and save the rest in a jar for future use. It stays really well in the fridge.
Dulce de leche banana bread, up close! The dulce de leche makes the inside incredibly moist
Banana bread is a great breakfast or dessert to eat on the go. But, sometimes I like to eat it with extra sliced bananas and extra dulce de leche.
Enjoy the recipe and get drizzlin’!
Keep it fresh,
-Fresh Chef Nikki