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Butterscotch Chip Banana Bread

Sharing a favorite banana bread recipe today!! My Butterscotch Chip Banana Bread makes the perfect snack any time of the day. Sweet and delicious! You can even use your bananas that aren’t quite black yet. Worked just fine!
banana bread recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

You don’t want to miss this banana bread recipe!!  Packed with the best flavor and the butterscotch chips could not be more perfect with the banana flavors!  Enjoy!

Try my Roasted Banana Bread with Streusel Topping too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration!

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 250°F oven until soft, 15-20 minutes. Let cool, peel, and they’re ready to use in your banana bread recipe!.

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 banana 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 banana 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.
Butterscotch Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread recipe, best banana bread, best banana bread recipe, best ever banana bread, butterscotch, butterscotch banana bread, easy banana bread, easy banana bread recipe, grandmas banana bread, homemade banana bread, how to make banana bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small bread pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined and add sugar, egg, vanilla, yogurt and bananas mixing well. Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Top with butterscotch chips. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until baked through. Test with a toothpick to make sure. Remove and let cool completely before slicing.
  3. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    This sounds like a necessity that I need to have on hand at all times!

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    Oh my goodness… how adorable little Pax is helping out! Looks delish 🙂

  3. 3

    How cute are those little hands!? Bread looks delicious!

  4. 4

    Oh wow, I can only imagine how heavenly the aroma must be in the kitchen! Little helpers are so precious!

  5. 5

    Pax is the cutest Jenny!! AND this cake looks wonderful 🙂

  6. 6

    I saw this on IG yesterday and it looked so moist and delicious!! I want to make it this weekend!

  7. 7
    Matea says:

    Don’t worry–the one photo you had is adorable 🙂

  8. 8

    This recipe sounds phenomenal! Can’t wait to try. Plus, the one picture you did have is absolutely adorable 🙂

  9. 9

    That photo of cute Pax is priceless!

  10. 10
    Candi says:

    I want a baby again with pudgey hands! How adorable! My baby is 7, but I still think he’s pretty cute.

  11. 11
  12. 12

    The cake looks awesome. But its tye little one who steals the show. So cute!!!

  13. 13
    Steph says:

    Just a warning…this recipe failed. Smelled divine, but it is nothing like bread. I’m thinking it should be changed to 1 and 3/4 C flour.

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!