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Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel.Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad Yes, the girl who doesn’t like to bake all that much milled her own wheat berries into flour and baked a bread. Sure, it’s a sweet or dessert bread and doesn’t involve yeast, but hey, I still baked by milling my own flour. This Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread is my proof that I CAN do it!

This post is sponsored by Mockmill. I received a Mockmill to review, however all thoughts and opinions, whether glowing, gushing, or otherwise, are 100% my own. Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad

How to Grind your Own Wheat

Before I even talk about the bread, let’s discuss this mill. When the opportunity presented itself to partner with Mockmill, my first thought was, who me, the non-baker? Then I thought about all I have learned in the last several months and decided why not. Plus, I know a lot of you actually LOVE to bake and would genuinely be interested in milling your own flours.

The Mockmill fits securely to my KitchenAid mixer (but also works with Kenmore and Electrolux brands) as a ceramic grinding stone attachment with adjustable fine to coarse grain settings.

Milling your own flour to bake with will require some practice. The milling part is easy, but getting the right balance of flour and liquid might take some finesse. I actually really enjoyed working with my own freshly milled flour. There was greater sense of accomplishment in my project. Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad

Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill adI love banana bread, which should be obvious now, as I think this might be my third recipe (Chocolate Malted and Boozy Eggnog)? And salted caramel is my latest favorite topping, and marrying the two just seemed natural. Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad

How to Use Freshly Milled Flour

Since I was milling my own flour, I had read up on some of the issues resulting from fresh flours. I let the flour sit for about an hour covered on the counter after milling it. I opted to sift the flour, but in all my reading, this was the most debated over step.

Some home-millers felt it was needed and others felt it wasn’t necessary. Finally, I added an extra banana than most of my recipes would call for, to give it a bit more moisture.

In the end, I was incredibly pleased with the result. Being a whole wheat bread, it was denser than your average all-purpose flour bread but still loaded with banana flavor and quite moist. The caramel on top was just an added bonus to its deliciousness. This Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread is a success! Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill adSalted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad

How to Make Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread

I had recently made a HUGE batch of Caramel Sauce. I used that in this recipe!

Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Course: Dessert/Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread, Dessert, Fresh Milled Flour, Salted Caramel, Whole Wheat Flour
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

 Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce plus 3 tbsp
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F.

  2. Butter and flour a loaf pan; set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together; set aside.
  4. Using stand mixer on medium, cream the butter and sugars together.
  5. Add one egg at a time, making sure it is fully incorporated before adding the other.
  6. Add the vanilla, buttermilk, and bananas; stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients; stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally.
  8. Once combined, pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Add the 1/3 cup caramel sauce and swirl over the top.
  10. Cook for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Let cool for 15-20, then remove from pan by running a knife along the side and inverting on a cooling rack.
  12. When ready to serve, add the reserved caramel sauce over the top, sprinkle the kosher salt, and slice.
  13. Refrigerate remaining bread, allowing to warm to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for freshly milled whole wheat flour, and the prep time includes allowing the flour to rest for an hour after milling before beginning the recipe.

Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill adSalted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread ~ Delicious banana bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour topped with salted caramel ~ The Complete Savorist #mockmill ad

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Krista
    August 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I love the caramel topping on this bread! I am going to have to try this!

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    August 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Holy moly, this looks awesome!

  • Reply
    Jessica | The Novice Chef
    August 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Oh wow! How decadent!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    August 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I’ve been wanting my own mill for years…I love that this is an attachment, I’ll have to check it out. And oh my gosh, this bread sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    Nicole Burkholder
    August 15, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Did you seriously just add salted caramel to banana bread?!? Genius! And my stomach literally growled as I was looking at this recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    Melanie
    August 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I wish I had enough dedication to make something like this!

  • Reply
    Hezzi-D
    August 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love anything with salted caramel!

  • Reply
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
    August 15, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    This is the most delicious and decadent looking bread ever!

  • Reply
    Amanda | The Chunky Chef
    August 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I’m loving that salted caramel drizzle!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
    August 16, 2016 at 4:02 am

    I love everything about this bread and post! The bread looks fantastic. But most of all, I love that Mock Mill has partnered with Maine Grains — I am a huge fan, and have visited their facility. Having small grain make a comeback is such a good thing.

  • Reply
    carrie @ frugal foodie mama
    August 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

    What!?! You milled your own flour for this?? How cool! 🙂 This banana bread looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Serene @ House of Yumm
    August 16, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Wow! That is definitely homemade! You milled your own flour!! Plus that topping?! *swoon*

  • Reply
    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    August 16, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I love to bake and how cool would it be to mill my own flour?? Very, that’s how 🙂 I need this in my life. And that awesome banana bread too!!

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    Charbel
    August 16, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Banana bread is definitely one of my favorites! I never had thought of adding a caramel sauce on top, but now it make so much sense and looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Divya Prakash
    August 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Love the idea of milling your own flour! This banana bread looks absolutely delicious!

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    August 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Wow – I am impressed Michelle! I’m not a big baker either, but I want to make this bread! It looks SO good!

  • Reply
    Caydee Meibos
    September 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    This tastes AMAZING. The only problem now is that I’ll have to join a support group for “people getting fat off of food blogger awesomeness” 😉 Thanks Michelle!

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