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Caribbean Banana Nut Bread

Tender and moist Caribbean Banana Nut Bread smothered in a buttery brown sugar glaze-Cause it’s the Holidays
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 618kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 -3 large overly ripe bananas or 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • ½ cup 100gram granulated sugar
  • ½ cup 95 gram brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounce 142gram unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Tablespoon rum optional
  • 3/4-1 cup walnuts pecans

Brown Butter Glaze

  • 1 cup 190g brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup 60g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup 120ml heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup 62g confectioners /powdered sugar, sifted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pan 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside
  • In a small bowl, mix together mashed bananas a potato masher or in a blender. Then mix in eggs, rum, sour cream and vanilla until smooth; set aside
  • Blend together all the dry ingredients using a hand mixer- sugar, baking powder, baking soda , nutmeg and salt
  • Then, add butter to the dry mixture until fully incorporated, gradually add wet ingredients
  • Continue mixing for about 2 minutes until dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Scrape down sides and batter into the pan and spread evenly
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Cool, and then remove it from the pan to serve
  • As the cake cools
  • Add butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Then bring to a boil, stirring the mixture continuously.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and let it cook for about a minute more without stirring.
  • Finally remove from heat and whisk in the confectioners' sugar. Allow the glaze to cool and let it thicken up may take about 5-10 minutes.
  • You can start spreading glaze over the cake with a spoon before serving.
  • Glaze can be easily warmed up in the microwave for about 10 minutes.


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg