Fine Desserts Elegant Banana Bread Trifle 5 from 7 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe My banana bread trifle recipe combines sweet banana bread, rich caramel, creamy crème anglaise, fresh bananas, and fluffy whipped cream. By Gemma Stafford | May 18, 2021 | 6 Last updated on August 13, 2021 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! I love trifles; all of their delicious layers of different flavors and textures make for one beautiful dessert. This banana bread trifle combines a lot of my favorites—sweet banana bread, rich caramel, creamy crème anglaise, fresh bananas, and fluffy whipped cream. Each spoonful is bursting with flavor, and the layers make for a gorgeous presentation! The sweet flavors of caramel, custard, and banana bread are made bright with fresh bananas and whipped cream. It is deeply delicious and the ultimate comfort food! A big bonus is that most of the components of this recipe can be made ahead of time, so you’re not rushing around the kitchen trying to get the final course ready! The banana bread, crème anglaise, and caramel sauce can be made days in advance, so all you have to do is assemble! What Is Banana Bread Trifle? I’ve shown you how to make a few trifles in the past, including a decadent Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Raspberry Trifle, Holiday Gingerbread Trifle, and a Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownie Trifle—but I love this banana bread trifle when the weather starts to get a bit warmer. Trifles, a popular dessert in the UK, are usually made with fruit, custard, and sponge fingers. Instead, I’m using banana bread! The banana bread is cubed and layered along with whipped cream, salted caramel sauce, crème anglaise, and fresh bananas. One taste, and you’ll be hooked. What You Need To Make Banana Bread Trifle Measuring cups and spoons Serving cups or bowls How To Make Banana Bread Trifle Make my banana bread, salted caramel sauce, crème anglaise in advance, and follow these steps to make a delicious banana bread trifle (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below): Prep your 6 serving cups or bowls by placing them on a serving tray. Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Cube and divide half of the banana bread (8oz/225g) among the serving bowls. Pour half of the caramel sauce (5oz/142g) into the six bowls over the banana bread layer. Drizzle half of the crème anglaise (8floz/225ml) on top of the caramel layer. Place half of your sliced bananas on top of the crème anglaise layer. Take a dollop of whipped cream and plop it on top of the bananas. Repeat the layering with the remaining ingredients in the same order as above. Refrigerate the trifles for at least 3 hours before serving. Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Banana Bread Trifle The banana bread, crème anglaise, and caramel sauce can all be made several days in advance, so the assembly time is quick! Use my Best Ever Banana Bread! Use my Fool-Proof Creme Anglais! Use my Salted Caramel Sauce! If you’re a chocolate fan, a finely chopped layer of chocolate can be added to both of your layers, if you wish. 1 cup (5oz/142g) of chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans would also make a lovely addition to your layers. Make this a gluten-free dessert by making my Gluten-Free Banana Bread for this recipe. Try this same recipe with my Chocolate Banana Bread or Pumpkin Banana Bread! How Do I Store Banana Bread Trifle? Banana bread trifle is best served the day it is made, but any leftover banana bread trifles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. 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Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 6 servings Ingredients 1½ cups (12floz/340ml) heavy whipping cream½ loaf (10oz/280g) banana bread (small cubes)1 cup (10oz/283g) salted caramel sauce (warmed to liquefy)2 cups (16oz/450ml) crème anglaise2 ripe bananas (sliced) Instructions Place 6 clear glass serving cups or bowls on a serving tray.Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks.Divide half of the banana bread (8oz/225g) among the six serving bowls.Pour half of the caramel sauce (5oz/142g) among the six bowls, on top of the banana bread.Drizzle half of the crème anglaise (8floz/225ml) on top of the caramel among the six bowls.Place half of the sliced bananas among the six bowls.Dollop half of the whipped cream over the bananas.Repeat the layering with the remaining ingredients, starting with the remaining banana bread and ending with the whipped cream.Refrigerate the trifles for at least 3 hour to allow the ingredients to settle and meld a bit before serving.This is best the day it is made, but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one day.