What happens when you take the moist texture and delicious flavour of my Best Ever Banana Bread and cross it with the cooking method of this Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp?

You get this Upside Down Banana Bread in a skillet! A deliciously moist banana bread that is topped with soft caramelized bananas, all prepared in a cast iron skillet.

This is such a fun bread to make! First you add coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and vanilla to a cast iron skillet and cook it on the stove top until it begins to bubble. Then add in the banana slices and allow them to cook until they become soft and caramelized on both sides.

The banana bread batter takes just a few minutes to make by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl and stirring until well mixed.

The you pour the banana bread batter over top of the caramelized bananas, and the entire skillet is placed in the oven to bake.

Once the bread has risen and is golden on top, you bring it out of the oven, cross your fingers and flip it onto a plate. Voila!

I love having a warm slice of this bread for breakfast in the morning, but it would also make for a wonderful dessert topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Have ripe bananas? Here are a few other banana recipes that you will love:

If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!

Upside Down Caramelized Banana Bread in a Skillet

3.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Caramelized Banana Topping

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana thinly sliced


  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups almond flour


  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • In an 8 inch cast iron skillet on medium heat combine the coconut oil, honey, vanilla and cinnamon and cook until it begins to bubble. Reduce the heat to low and place the banana slices in the mixture and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, flipping gently with a fork to ensure both sides get coated. Remove from the heat.
  • In a bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla and coconut oil and stir until the mixture is smooth. Add in the cinnamon, baking soda and almond flour and continue to stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Grease the outer edges of the cast iron skillet and then pour the batter in over top of the caramelized bananas. Place the skillet in the oven and bake the banana bread for 30 minutes until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Run a knife around the edge of the skillet to loosen the bread and then place a plate on top of the skillet and flip it over so that the cake is on the plate with the bananas on top. This step should be down fairly soon after the skillet comes out of the oven to ensure the banana topping doesn't stick to the base of the skillet. If any bananas do stay stuck to the skillet just scoop them out and place them on top of the bread.
  • Serve warm. Enjoy!
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