Warning! Addictive! This is such a delicious version of traditional banana bread and is extremely popular whenever I make it that I had to share it on Allrecipes! I got it from an old Bed and Breakfast recipe from a place in Maryland and make it every year around the holidays! I don't use the walnuts, but I hear that it is really good for those that like them. This recipe has definitely become a new tradition!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 9x5-inch loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 9x5-inch loaf pans. Set aside. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Set aside.

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  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Beat in the egg, then stir in the mashed bananas. Pour in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the butterscotch chips and walnuts; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 131.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
Wow! Really good, but I love using butterscotch chips in breads. Don't know why it never occurred to me to put them in banana bread since it is my favorite. This may be too sweet for some people but I think the bread would still be delicious without the chips if you're worried about that. Oh, and I just baked it all in one large loaf pan for about 60 min, no idea why the recipe calls for two. And I always use brown sugar in sweet breads instead of white. UPDATE: I used all whole wheat flour (in pictures posted) and it was just as good & helps balance the sweetness. UPDATE: Made this into muffins and baked for around 18 min. They were great, & much easier to freeze for individual servings. It made about 20 muffins I think. I also don't mash the banana too much, I break it up & throw it in my mixer after creaming the butter & sugar and the mixer does the work. These are sooo easy when using my mixer, just make sure to only mix the flour in until just combined & not over-mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2010
This was just ok for me. My 2 year old loved it! Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
Wow! Really good, but I love using butterscotch chips in breads. Don't know why it never occurred to me to put them in banana bread since it is my favorite. This may be too sweet for some people but I think the bread would still be delicious without the chips if you're worried about that. Oh, and I just baked it all in one large loaf pan for about 60 min, no idea why the recipe calls for two. And I always use brown sugar in sweet breads instead of white. UPDATE: I used all whole wheat flour (in pictures posted) and it was just as good & helps balance the sweetness. UPDATE: Made this into muffins and baked for around 18 min. They were great, & much easier to freeze for individual servings. It made about 20 muffins I think. I also don't mash the banana too much, I break it up & throw it in my mixer after creaming the butter & sugar and the mixer does the work. These are sooo easy when using my mixer, just make sure to only mix the flour in until just combined & not over-mix. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2010
My son & I loved this came out great. I swapped 1/2c of the flour with 1/2c whole wheat flour to make it a little healthier and it was just terrific! I loved making something different from the same old banana bread. The loaves weren't tall but they weren't "heavy" either. I did have to cook it 20min longer than the recipe states though. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
This has a really good flavor. Different from traditional banana bread. Only thing I did differently was I used less sugar since the butterscotch chips are so sweet. Also I'm not sure if they are supposed to be this way but my loaves turned out only about an inch high which makes for really small slices. Next time I will try putting all the batter in one loaf pan and cook longer 50 - 60 minutes. You are right it is addicting my daughter can't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2011
Excellent! I used less than 1/2 Cup Baking Splenda and 1 tsp cinammon and added a little vanilla but otherwise followed recipe. Baked in one loaf pan. Hubby was tres impressed! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was amazing! I used half whole wheat and half white flour. To make it more of a dessert I put a topping on it 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ginger and 2 teaspoons melted butter mixed together and then sprinkled on before baking. Wonderful! I had to bake it a few minutes longer than the recipe calls for. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2011
Excellent recipe! Very tasty! I followed others suggestions and used less sugar. I think it was still very sweet. The only other change I made was to put the batter into 1 9 X 5 pan. It took about 6 minutes more to cook. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2010
Amazing! I took it to a BBQ and it disappeared immediately! I put all the batter into a bundt pan instead of 2 loaf pans and I cooked it for 30 min at 350. When it cooled I put a glaze over it (1/2 cup confectioners sugar & 2.5 tbsp milk). Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
I have been making my own version of butterscotch banana bread for years as a friend of mine is addicted to butterscotch. so i make her a few loaves of my bread every christmas. i tried this version and it is so yummy. I and my family absoluetely love it!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
This banana bread came out just perfect! Very tasty and a great twist on standard banana bread. The butterscotch is prefect with the bananas; I have made it with choc.chips and they overpower the bread a bit much. I followed the recipe exactly only used on bread pan instead of two and baked for 60 min. It came out just the right size as a loaf bread - 2-3 inches tall. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2010
This was just ok for me. My 2 year old loved it! Read More
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