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Banana Butterscotch Bread


"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!"
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2 h 40 m servings 159 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 9x5-inch loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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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 peo...

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This was just ok for me. My 2 year old loved it!

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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 peo...

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...

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!

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, mi...

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 to...

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 (...

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 the...

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 ver...

Delishhhhh ....... I was a little worried about the combination but they work great together