Toffee Banana Bread

I am a huge banana bread lover.  I found a recipe that used toffee chips in place of chocolate chips and I just knew that I had to try it.  The toffee is baked into and on top of the bread.  It caramelizes adding a crunch to the top and a gooey sweetness to the middle.   This is definitely a fun twist on classic banana bread and I recommend it highly!  Let’s bake!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your loaf pan.

Combine bananas, butter, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl and mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes.

Add the vanilla and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Add the dry mixture to the wet banana mixture and stir until combined.

Fold in 1 cup of the toffee bits.

Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and top with the remaining 1/3 cup toffee bits.

Bake for 50-60 minutes.  Cover with foil if top starts to brown too much.  (I covered mine with foil after 25 minutes.) Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.  Slice just before serving and enjoy!!



3 ripe bananas
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces chocolate covered toffee bits; divided into 1 cup and 1/3 cup (I used a bag of Heath bits from the baking aisle.)
Optional ingredient: chopped walnut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.; grease a 5X9” loaf pan.

Combine the bananas, butter, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes, or until thoroughly mixed; add vanilla.

Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to the banana mixture and stir until combined. Fold in 1 cup of toffee chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with remaining 1/3 cup toffee chips.  Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. I covered mine with foil after 30 minutes in the oven to prevent the toffee topping from becoming too crunchy.  Cool on rack for at least ten minutes before removing from pan.

Remember that banana bread is always better the next day….if you can wait that long!

Recipe adapted from: The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Related Recipes:

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Pineapple and Coconut Granola

Chewy ‘Big Clusters’ Maple Granola


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  • http://motherhoodandmarathons.wordpress.com Molly@MotherhoodandMarathons

    My mouth is watering! I’ll have to try this recipe soon! Thanks for posting ?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    This post could not have come at a more perfect time!! I have ripe bananas so I was planning on making banana bread tonight… now I just need to pick up some toffee bits! Thanks for sharing, hope mine turns out as good as yours!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Awesome!! I hope you like it!!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I love banana bread too, Jen! This would be a great post-Track Tuesday treat; I’m going to have to find time to make this. I’m sure I could probably freeze part of it, if it doesn’t get eaten right away; this would ONLY happen if I hid it from Jonathan – haha! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this; you have no idea how much I love Heath bars…

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I had to send the rest of ours to work with Jason so I wouldn’t eat the whole loaf!

  • http://eathostrunstyle.blogspot.com Sun

    This looks so delicious! I’m totes craving banana bread now :)

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  • thisrunnersrecipes

    Banana bread is one of my favorites! The toffee bits are such a flavorful and unique twist on it and it looks so delicious!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I loved how it turned out! :)

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  • http://valerietoth.wordpress.com valerietoth

    Amazing!!!! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!

  • athletarian

    I love toffee anything!! This looks insanely good. Now toffee AND chocolate chips…maybe we try that next? 😉

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      We can keep adding candy and still call it breakfast because it’s banana bread!

  • http://www.thesimplepeach.com/ thesimplepeach

    I need some ripe bananas asap! Yummy!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I know that feeling!!

  • http://charissarunning.wordpress.com charissarunning

    This really looks amazing but I need to find a good flour substitute :/ Baking gluten free is so much more difficult!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m sure it’s so tough! I read that King Arthur Flour has a good GF option.

      • http://charissarunning.wordpress.com charissarunning

        Thanks so much! I’ll try it and see. Hopefully it’s just as wonderful as the one in your picture!!