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Breakfast and Brunch
Oct
30
2018

Banana and Molasses Toffee Chip Bread

Sharing the BEST banana bread today! You are going to love this festive Gingerbread Toffee Banana Bread. Perfect for Fall baking!

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Best Banana Bread

I had so much fun playing around with a “fall themed” bread with some of my favorite ingredients. The molasses adds the perfect spice with cinnamon and toffee chips on top.ย Enjoy with your family and friends this season!

Try my Chocolate Chip Pistachio Banana Bread too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Here’s your line up of ingredients. Nice and simple with pantry staples.

How To Make Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9x3x5 inch loaf pan generously with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place butter into a large mixing bowl and stir in sugar until well combined. Add egg, molasses, bananas and yogurt mixing until well combined. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until combined. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan and top evenly with toffee bits.
  3. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until baked through. Let cool for 30 minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely. Cut into slices and serve!

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Cream your sugar and butter.

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Add your egg.

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Molasses!

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Smashed bananas up next then add dry ingredients.

What If I Don’t Have Ripe Bananas?

Here’s how you can ripen your bananas at home!

  • Simply bake unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet in a 250ยฐF oven until soft, 15-20 minutes. Let cool, peel, and they’re ready to use in your recipe!

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Transfer your batter to a loaf pan sprayed generously with cooking spray.

What Kind Of Pan Should I Use?

I like to use loaf pans to make my breads. There are a few different sizes to choose from. You can use a 4 cup, 6 cup, or 8 cup loaf pan. It’s nice to have one small and one large loaf pan for different recipes.

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Top with Heath Toffee Chips and bake until golden and cooked through.

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Let cool and slice!

 

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Tips For Making The BEST Banana Bread

  1. Add extra dairy for flavor and moistness such as buttermilk or sour cream.
  2. Use dark brown sugar for an extra richness in your bread.
  3. Consider adding crunchy nuts for texture!
  4. Bananas should be very ripe.
  5. To store ripe bananas: freeze with or without the peel. Return to room temperature before baking. You’ll find previously frozen bananas are easy to work with and produce extra-moist banana bread.
  6. Choose oil over butter. Oil emulsifies and coats the flour, preventing it from absorbing too much water which results in dry bread bread.
  7. With a spatula, fold dry and wet ingredients together for a tender crumb.
  8. Walnuts are the nut of choice for banana bread, as their slightly bitter taste complements the sweetness of the bread.
  9. Try the optional streusel topping for fancy banana bread you can serve for dessert.
  10. Use a toothpick to test banana bread for doneness in three places: left, center and right side.
Gingerbread Toffee Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
 

This Gingerbread Toffee Banana Bread is just what you need for Fall Baking! Soft, sweet and makes everyone smile.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread recipe, best banana bread, best banana bread recipe, best ever banana bread, easy banana bread, easy banana bread recipe, gingerbread dessert, grandmas banana bread, homemade banana bread, how to make banana bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 153 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup all purpose All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Toffee Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x3x5 inch loaf pan generously with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place butter into a large mixing bowl and stir in sugar until well combined. Add egg, molasses, bananas and yogurt mixing until well combined. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until combined. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan and top evenly with toffee bits. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until baked through. Let cool for 30 minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely. Cut into slices and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Toffee Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 198mg9%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 207IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    I grew up in Mpls and it was great seeing all the IGs and tweets, etc about the trip. Made me feel like I was back there ๐Ÿ™‚ Such pretty bread Jenny. I love toffee bits!

  2. 2

    aww what a pleasure that you had the chance to bake in the Betty Crocker kitchens! BC is my favorite of all!

    xo, Julia (daysfullofglitter)

  3. 3

    Yum! Looks delicious — especially because toffee and cinnamon are two of my favorite ingredients. Great idea!

  4. 4

    This is so lovely! Especially that topping!

  5. 5

    Oh wow! I’m drooling just thinking of such a wonderful flavor combination.

  6. 6
    marla says:

    This looks amazing Jenny!!

  7. 7

    This banana bread sounds great!

  8. 8

    Jenny, you even manage to turn banana bread into a decadent and delicious treat!!

  9. 9
    Marian says:

    What an amazing banana bread combination – off to pin!!

  10. 10

    love this banana bread!! that struesel-esque topping looks amazing!

  11. 11
    AMY says:

    The instructions are to put 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pans. Is this correct?

  12. 12

    Love the pictures of the Gold Medal Flour Company, Jenny. What a cool experience. Now I will have an image to reference when I see that label staring back at me. The bread looks scrumptious.

  13. 13

    Wow, that looks delicious. I love toffee, my favorite flavor. Can’t wait to try it with banana and molasses. yum!

  14. 14

    I love those toffee chips! What a great way to jazz up bread. This looks splendid!

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    Natalie says:

    your directions say to pour half the batter in and top with toffee bits. Do we layer this recipe or should you put in all of the batter and top with toffee bits?

  16. 16

    As if banana bread isn’t good enough on it’s own, I absolutely love the toffee chips! A slice of this would be perfect with some coffee in the mornings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 17

    I could use a couple slices of the delicious looking bread right now! Such a great recipe, Jenny!

  18. 18
    naomi says:

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! As for the recipe molasses in banana bread – I must try this!

  19. 19

    What a great experience and a gorgeous bread inspired by your time with Gold Medal! It looks absolutely delicious and so full of fall flavor!

  20. 20
    Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thank you so much.

  21. 21

    Mmmm, I’d love a piece of this for breakfast every day!

  22. 22

    Great recipe and fun pictures to share for the trip!

  23. 23

    Love that shot of you and Sommer. Cuties!

  24. 24

    Agree with Aimee, love the shot of you and Sommer. So adorable!

  25. 25
    Sheila says:

    What can I use in place of the greek yogurt? Im not a fan of that.

  26. 26
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