Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

Many of us have a favorite dessert flavor. For most people, it’s chocolate, for others, it’ s citrus, for some it’s vanilla or mint. But whatever it is, it’ s the flavor that you just can’t resist whenever you see it on a menu or in a store. For me, that flavor is arequipe or dulce de leche. 

Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread


I love arequipe… maybe the word love it’s not strong enough, I’ m actually a bit obsessed with it. On this site I’ ve posted about 27 recipes made with arequipe. I know, I know., it’ s getting a little out of control, but that’ s what happens when you have a favorite dessert flavor, and there’ s no end to the recipes I can make with it. So, to add to my long list of dulce de leche desserts, today I have a Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread to share that is very simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Buen provecho!

Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread



(1 loaf)

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of dulce de leche (See recipe here)

Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, butter, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir well.
  5. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly with the wooden spoon. Spread the dulce de leche on top and pour the rest of the batter on top of the dulce de leche.
  6. Put the pan in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven, set it on a cooling rack and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Turn the pan on its side and slip the loaf out onto the wire rack. Let the loaf cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
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  1. lacie says

    I have this in the oven now and it smells amazing. I had to.microwave the dulce de leche to make it spreadable. Also my bread has been in the oven probably 30 mins longer than the recipe called for and its still not done. Im ready to eat it!

  2. says

    Wow, I love the idea of filling the banana bread with dulce de leche…absolutely delicious Erica.
    Thanks for this awesome recipe…hope you are enjoying your week 😀

  3. Clara says

    Hola Erica, yo soy Colombiana, criada en EU desde los 7 años, y ahora vivo en Holanda con mi pareja e hijos! Hé estado siguiendo tu site hace un par de años, no seguido pero cuando tengo antojo de algo deli deli, te busco a ti! Hé hecho tu arequipe varias veces pero no recientemente, así este pan me cae perfecto ahorita. Gracias por las recetas, tu site me encanta!

  4. says

    Well I can see why you are obsessed with this dessert. Oh my goodness.
    This is THE most out of sight banana bread recipe I have EVER seen. I should not be reading this when I am very hungry for lunch right now.

  5. says

    Primera vez que visito tu pagina de cocina.
    Deliciosas recetas.
    Mi blog es en español pero con Google traducido en varios idiomas.

    En que parte de usa vives?.

  6. says

    I’m just baking it! I have joined a reading club so this month we’re reading colombian literature…I thought of offering it in our coming meeting next Wednesday! Congrats on your site,too interesting with beautiful photos:)

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