The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread, rich with flavor and moist throughout, this banana bread is loaded with butterscotch chips giving it the essence of caramelized bananas. 

The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

Are you even self-quarantining if you haven’t made banana bread?! Somehow banana bread has become the go-to iconic baking recipe of this strange time and I’m not mad about it!

I’ve taken this time to develop a twist on the classic and I present to you The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread! 

Roasted Bananas for Banana Bread

How to Roast Bananas for Banana Bread


Usually ripe bananas drive people to make banana bread. You buy bananas thinking you will eat one for breakfast every morning and then you don’t. This leaves you with 3-4 overly ripe bananas that are no longer good for your grab-and-go breakfast, but are perfect for a loaf of banana bread.

Right now, being stuck at home, that’s not the case. We are watching the yellow bananas on our counters wishing they would turn brown faster so we can make some more banana bread already! But, as it turns out, we don’t have to wait! We can turn our yellow bananas into the perfect bananas for banana bread by roasting them. See this article from the Food Network for all the details on how to get your yellow bananas banana bread ready in just 30 minutes! 

You absolutely don’t have to use this trick if you already have really ripe bananas on hand. But I do love how they turn out when roasted. The banana flavor is just slightly richer and they are evenly ripened, which is great for making the best banana bread!


The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

Why is this banana bread so moist? 


The best banana bread recipes are evenly moist throughout. So what makes this one so moist? 

Banana and Eggs to Flour Ratio – This banana bread uses 3 large bananas and 3 large eggs to only 1.5 cups of flour. 

Sour Cream – Sour cream is like magic when it comes to making baked goods moist. Just 1/2 cup of sour cream gives the bread an extra kick of moisture throughout. 

Baked Low and Slow – This banana bread is baked at 325°F for about an hour, it cooks at a lower temperature for a little longer helping it to not dry out while it bakes. 

The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

Why put butterscotch chips in banana bread? 


Butterscotch is essentially made by combining brown sugar and butter, the same ingredients you would use to caramelize bananas. By adding butterscotch chips to our loaf of banana bread we are infusing it with the essence of caramelized flavor which elevates our banana bread from good to the best! 


The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

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The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf banana bread 1x



1 1/2 cups white all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

3 large ripe bananas (or roasted, see post)

3 large eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 yellow banana (optional)


Preheat oven to 325°F

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda, set aside

In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with blade attachment add the butter and sugars

Beat on high to cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes*

Add the sour cream, mix to combine

Add the bananas, beat until the bananas are smoothly combined

Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing in between

Add the vanilla, mix

Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined

Fold in the butterscotch chips

Throughly grease a 9 X 5″ loaf pan

Spoon the batter into the pan to fill it 3/4 of the way full

Smooth the batter into an even layer

Slice the yellow banana length wise and place the 2 halves on top of the batter for decoration**


*scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as needed while creaming

**this is totally optional, it makes the banana bread look beautiful, but sometimes it can also make it bake slightly less evenly

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: banana bread
  • Method: oven baked

Keywords: #bananabread, #butterscotchbananabread, #quarentinebaking, #quarentinebananabread, #gobananas, #roastedbananabread

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The Best Butterscotch Banana Bread

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  1. Anonymous said:

    Hi! I made your banana bread and it is hands down the best ever!!! only thing, the recipe doesn’t mention when to incorporate the flour, salt and baking soda…! thanks

    • Laura said:

      Thanks for your sweet comment! And thank you for letting me know, I have edited the recipe to make this change, thank you!