Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easy Banana Nut Bread with Caramel Frosting

Ever wonder what to do with overly ripe bananas? Make banana bread!  Here is a super easy banana nut bread recipe that is delicious all by itself , but I made it even better by adding caramel frosting.

For the banana nut bread, all you need is 3 eggs, 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts, vanilla flavoring and a box of cake mix.  I prefer to use french vanilla cake mix.   Mix all the ingredients together.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour on 350 degrees.

For the frosting you will need sugar, butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla flavoring and powdered sugar.

Pour the icing over the loaf  and sprinkle with chopped nuts. 
 Banana Nut Bread Recipe
4 or 5 ripe bananas
1 box of cake mix
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using a mixer mash bananas.  Add in cake mix, eggs,vanilla and nuts.  Mix well and pour into a greased 5 x 9 loaf pan.  Bake for one hour.  Allow banana bread to cool before making frosting.
Caramel Frosting Recipe
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 tablespoon powdered sugar
Heat sugar, butter, dark brown sugar and milk in a sauce pan until dissolved.  Bring to a rolling boil and cook for one minute.  Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla flavoring and powdered sugar.  Beat until desired consistency, it should be thick but loose enough to pour over banana bread.  Pour immediately over banana bread and sprinkle with nuts.