Have some overripe bananas on your counter? Make this Butterscotch Banana bread with little pockets of butterscotch flavor throughout.
If you follow my blog you will know that I’m not a big baker. I’m getting better, but I still prefer a quick no-bake dessert over breaking out the cake pans. However, this bread is so easy and comes out of the oven so perfect that I find myself making it over and over again. The inside ends up being soft and moist and the outside gets a slightly crunchy crust. This combination has me making this treat at least every other week.
Since I started making this banana bread recipe, I’ve realized there is no better smell than something like bread baking in the oven. Sweet and buttery almost. Reminds me of growing up and my mom making big bowls and loaf after loaf of zucchini bread. While I can’t get my boys to touch the stuff, they do love banana bread. They might eat it at night or even in the morning for breakfast with strawberries.
You cannot go wrong with this simple quick bread recipe.
How to make Butterscotch Banana Bread:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the bananas, sugar, eggs, melted butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.
Mix the ingredients together. Then add the flour to the base.
Mix in the flour. Finally, add the butterscotch chips.
Grease one loaf pan with butter or oil then add the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Sniff the air over and over again while it bakes.
Serve warm with LOTS of butter.
And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Butterscotch Banana Bread
- bread pan
- 2 bananas overriped
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the bananas, sugar, eggs, melted butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.
- Mix the ingredients together. Then add the flour to the base.
- Mix in the flour. Finally, add the butterscotch chips.
- Grease one loaf pan with butter or oil then add the batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve warm with lots of butter. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from I Wash You Dry
Originally published in July of 2017. Updated photos May 2021.
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Oh my, you got me at butterscotch and banana ! I can’t think of a better way to use up over ripe bananas and I love how easy it is to make.
Thanks Sarah! Yes, so easy. I whip up a batch in no time for the kiddos afternoon snack whenever I have overripe bananas.
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
Sounds and looks delicious! I’m intrigued with the butterscotch/banana combo. Can’t wait to try it!
I bake all kinds of BNB w cream cheese n some with pineapple coconut????
Cream cheese would be a great addition Elba!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
We love banana bread in our house. Perfect for snacks and breakfast. The addition of butterscotch chips would make this bread even more delicious.
Thank you Gloria! I agree that it’s perfect any time of the day.
Dominique | Perchance to Cook
What a good idea! Banana bread + butterscotch are a match made in heaven!
Yes it is Dominique! Thank you.
Looks like a great banana bread, I love the addition of butterscotch chips!
Thank you Sarah! Butterscotch is a classic.
I love banana bread! Just like you I’m not a big baker… I prefer simple fruit and non baking recipe but just for banana bread I often make an exception. I’m clearly needed to try this version ASAP!
Thank you Marie! I hope you enjoy it. It really was easy perfect for bakers like us.
Lynn | The Road to Honey
I’m so surprised that your boys won’t eat zucchini bread. My mom used to bake loaf after loaf when we were growing up and it never lasted very long.
I’m a big butterscotch fan so I absolutely adore those delicious little pockets of butterscotch nestled within the banana bread. So good!
Me too! They like zucchini but just not in bread Lol. Thank you Lynn, I hope you enjoy it.
This sounds AMAZING! I have overripe plantains and I know they are different from bananas mainly because.of the amount of starch. Do you think I’d need to make any adjustments to the recipe?
Hello Mia! While I haven’t myself used plantains in baking, I found a lovely post that explains the difference between cooking with plantain & bananas in bread. Find the post here —> https://www.butfirstchai.com/2020/05/ripe-plantain-sweet-bread.html. Let me know how it turns out.
Erin, I’m a big banana bread fan and I’m always looking for new ways to make it. Thanks for showing me another way to make it.
Thank you Fred! I take that as a compliment from such a great baker like you :’) Thank you!
I have never put butterscotch in banana bread before and now I am CRAVING this bread with my coffee right now! Butterscotch and bananas go together like YUM!
They really do go well together and with coffee! We eat breads like these anytime of day. Thank you Jeni!
Butterscotch sounds like a wonderful addition! Especially as chips – little bits of flavor.
Oh man! Butterscotch and banana sound amazing!
And they are, thank you Sarah!
Oh man! Now I am craving banana bread like nobody’s business. This recipe looks fantastic, and I can just imagine the flavor those little butterscotch chips give to the bread. yum!
Thank you Constance! They do really make this bread stand out.
love this take on banana bread! I’ll definitely keep this one on deck next time i’m in the mood for a banana bread!
Hope you enjoy it Derek! Thank you.
I bet this is unbelievably good! I’ve always been a butterscotch fan. I didn’t like chocolate as a kid – but I loved butterscotch. I’ll have to try this!
I love it as well Nicole! Reminds me of a kid and eating butterscotch candies that my Grandparents kept around.
Interesting combination ! Butterscotch twist is something that banana bread needs sometimes;)
Thank you Tatiana, I agree!
Years back I tossed in a.large handful off butterscotch chips to banana bread batter. Just to use them up for the family because true story, I’m not a fan of butterscotch.
But as it turns out, butterscotch in banana bread is Crack! SO Delicious’ You’ve Got to try it!
I agree Shannon! Once you put butterscotch in banana bread, you will be hooked.
It’s delicious, but I set my timer for an hour and the edges are burnt. My oven generally is right on the nose with recipe times.
Thank you Elizabeth for letting me know about your experience, I will make sure to note that times may vary. The feedback is so much appreciated.