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Upside-Down Banana Bread

This upside-down banana bread is a unique and fun twist on a classic treat. With caramelized bananas on top and a fluffy, moist bread base, it's a dessert that will have everyone asking for seconds.

86% would make again
Upside-Down Banana Bread


for 6 servings

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil (120 mL)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 g)
  • ½ cup butter (115 g)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (220 g)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • vanilla ice cream

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 639
  • Fat 20g
  • Carbs 108g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 54g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, and cinnamon, mixing until evenly incorporated.
  3. Add the flour and mix until the batter has no large pockets of flour. Set aside.
  4. In a pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter, then mix in the brown sugar until dissolved.
  5. Bring up the heat to medium-high, cooking until the mixture starts bubbling and the sugar has melted.
  6. Remove the caramel from heat and pour into a greased 9x9-inch (23x23 cm) baking pan.
  7. Lay the banana slices evenly on top of the caramel.
  8. Spread the banana bread batter on top.
  9. Bake 40-50 minutes.
  10. Cool until the bottom is barely warm and use a knife to loosen the edges from the pan.
  11. Place a plate upside-down on top of the pan, then invert the pan, flipping the banana bread onto the plate.
  12. Slice, then serve with vanilla ice cream.
  13. Enjoy!
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Upside-Down Banana Bread