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Banana Butterscotch Bread with Toasted Pecans

by on August 14, 2010 · 16 comments

I made this banana bread while anxiously awaiting the delivery of our new dining room furniture. Compared to combining tables, chairs, and accessories (have I mentioned decorating makes me nervous?) combining flavors is easy. In this case, it’s banana combined with toasted pecans and the uniquely sweet flavor of butterscotch morsels, which may not be the same as real butterscotch, but are special in their own way. I have to be in a certain mood to eat butterscotch morsels, but in this banana bread they turned out to be a natural complement to the rest of the flavors. Even Todd, who doesn’t care much for bananas, liked this bread.

Banana Butterscotch Bread

Banana Butterscotch Bread with Toasted Pecans
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Banana bread with butterscotch
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (8 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch metal loaf pan and dust with flour. If you have some, line the bottom with parchment. This bread is kind of sticky.
  2. Mix together the flour, soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer, beat the sugar, butter and egg. Beat in the bananas, followed by the vanilla and the milk. Stir in all but 2 tablespoons of the pecans and the butterscotch morsels. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the banana bread and bake for 1 hour. After 45 minutes, lay a sheet of foil over the bread to prevent over-browning. Let bread cool in pan on a rack for about 15 minutes, then remove from pan.

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Published on August 14, 2010

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Pearl Lee August 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

banana and butterscotch – what a delicious match!

Heather I. August 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I have an opened bag of butterscotch chips that I keep snacking on and this bread would be perfect to finish them off. Toasted pecans sound really good right now, too…yum!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy August 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

LOVE the addition of butterscotch to this!! Delicious!

How’s the furniture? I’m not much of a decorator either. Not much of a cook either but I try. :-)

jacqie August 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm

i would have never thought of adding butterscotch to banana bread. it sounds delicious & like a brand new classic combination! :D

Debbie August 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

I just made a banana bread with butterscotch chips and won 3rd place in our local county fair! Too funny! The butterscotch really adds a nice flavor to the bread.

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

New dining room furniture? I’d love some! The banana bread sounds delicious with those toasted pecans and butterscotch bits! Thanks!

clumbsycookie August 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Great Anna, I want banana bread now!

Janice August 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Anna, quick, how much milk!?! I’m just about to add the dry ingredients !

Stacie August 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I was trying to figure out what to make for book club tomorrow night. I was catching up on your blog and found this recipe. I of course have 3 bananas on my counter waiting to be made into banana bread. Perfect! Thanks for giving me a great recipe!

Natalie (The Sweets Life) August 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

This is the 2nd banana butterscotch bread I’ve seen in blogland recently…I have butterscotch chips in my freezer…I think I’ll have to give this a go :)

Stacie August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I made the bread but left the pecans out as I’m not a fan. This was the first time the the hubby and kids ate more of the bread than me! I didn’t even take it to book club, because they wanted me to leave it at home!

Kate M August 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Thank you! I haven’t been really happy with any of the banana bread recipes I’ve tried over the years, but this one is perfect. Our family of four blew through nearly the whole loaf for dessert tonight.

Holly August 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Yum! Just made a batch of this (left out the nuts since family doesn’t care for them in bread) and the butterscotch chips are a great twist on traditional banana bread. I dusted loaf pan with cocoa powder instead of flour (an Ina Garten trick that I usually just do with brownies…but why not with banana bread too?) and it added a hint of chocolate which was great too.
Thanks for another great one!

Sarah August 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm

i love banana & butterscotch together! yum :)

Nancy Shields September 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Anna, would you check the directions on this…I wanted to make sure I added the flour mixture at the appropriate time. When to add the flour is not mentioned. I made two loaves of this the other day…it was delicious! I left out the nuts because my daughter doesn’t like them, but I always love to use butterscotch chips!!!! :)

Avril March 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Excited to find a NEW banana bread recipe….I’m always on the look out for great banana bread recipes and this one looks great! I’m excited to see that you have a bunch of great BANANA recipes on your blog that I’ve never seen before! :-)

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