Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon Banana Bread

Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon Banana Bread

Pan de Plátano con Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon
8 to 10 Servings
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: banana bread, Dulce de Leche, pati's mexican table
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon Banana Bread from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 2 "Tijuana: Stories from the Border"


  • 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus more to grease the pan
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced and completely mashed
  • 1/2 cup Coronado® Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • For garnish confectioners' sugar

To Prepare

  • Place rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9”x5” nonstick loaf pan with butter.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, set with the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and continue beating until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue beating for a couple minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the flour mixture ¼ cup at a time. Continue beating until well incorporated. You will have a very dry batter.
  • Remove a third of the batter and set aside in a separate bowl. Add the mashed bananas to the remaining batter in the mixer bowl and continue beating until the batter is fluffy and mixed. Pour the banana batter into the prepared pan.
  • Rinse the mixer bowl and paddle attachment. Add the reserved batter and the Coronado® Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon to the mixer bowl and beat at medium speed, for a minute, until blended. Reduce speed, pour in the boiling water and continue beating until completely smooth. Pour the dulce de leche caramel batter in the pan over the banana batter.
  • Place in the oven and bake for an hour, until the top is puffed up, golden brown and a toothpick comes out moist but not wet on a corner of the bread. Remove from the oven, let cool and flip out of the pan onto a platter. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar. Once it has cooled completely, cover it, so it retains and even gains more moisture.

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  1. Hi Patti, I prepared de banana bread and it came out fantastic but not with that 2 different colors, it got mixed. Is it something to do with the baking time?

    1. Hmm, I’m not sure what happened, but the thing is, the two colors are very similar. It may have had to do with your dulce de leche brand being a lighter color than one I used…but I’m glad it still came out fantastic, Joann.

  2. I have a jar of Dulce de Leche caramel sauce but does not have cinnamon. Can I add ground cinnamon and if so, how much?

    1. I recommend you use unsalted butter whenever you are baking… can you look for some next time you are at the market?

  3. Hi Pati,

    Would I have to adjust the cooking time if I were to make this in a bundt cake pan instead of a loaf pan?



  4. Hey patti love this recipe I’ve made many different banana bread recipes and this one is awesome thanks patti. Wish I could add a picture for you!!!

  5. Hi Pati……can I use coronado regular cajeta and then just add some cinnamon? La Lechera has dulce de leche….which do u suggest?

    1. You can usually find it in the Latin/International aisle at your local retailer. Or if you can’t find it, Yolanda, you can add cinnamon directly to the batter. Enjoy!

    1. I recommend Dulce de Leche…you can use any brand you find online or in stores…and then you can add cinnamon to taste. Enjoy the Banana Bread, Ann!

    1. You can try to find Cajeta, which many times is also called Dulce de Leche in the Hispanic/International food aisle of your market, or you can find it online. Enjoy the banana bread, Darryl!

  6. Mis niños cuando vieron el video del pan de banana me dijeron wow que rico se ve así que lo voy a hacer me encantan las bananas, gracias x compartir tus recetas deliciosas!! Saludos un abrazo!!!!

      1. I have looked everywhere and cannot find “Coronado dulce de leche”. Only Coronado brand made with goats milk. Is that the same thing? Would love to try this recipe!

        1. You can usually find it in the Hispanic aisle of major retailers, Doreen. If you can’t find it, you can add cinnamon to the dulce de leche caramel (that’s made with goat’s milk) that you can find. Have fun making it!

  7. Gracias, Pati, pero, no. Tengo Diabetes typo II, me parece delicioso. Sabroso probably translates to Savory, savored, or some other derivative. Or just plain DEEEEELICIOUS?

  8. My grandson liked this so much that he licked his plate. My husband concurred. Thank you so much.

    I had Coronado cajeta in the house so I used that.

      1. Bobbi, you can find it on Amazon but it’s called Coronado Cajeta Quemada. Took me a while to find it but I did so I’m sharing the info. Hope that helps.