March 14, 2011

Baking with Carla: Banana butterscotch chocolate chips bread



I was trying very hard to find something interesting to write on this post but the truth is that after a long week, filled with work, parents meetings, classes, homework, etc. the only thing I wanted to do over the weekend was to bake something comforting and to share it with you.



The result was so good that I decided to replicate it and make it again today with Carla. I found this wonderful recipe at Steamy Kitchen and I’ll leave you with it with just two quick notes. First, I’m not a big banana bread fan but this one is so far the best one I’ve tried! Second, I did not change the recipe at all except for adding butterscotch chocolate chips…just because I have a weakness for butterscotch chocolate chips. We thought the flavor combination was fantastic!



Banana butterscotch chocolate chips bread
Ingredients

260 g (9 oz or 2 cups) all-purpose flour
5 g (1 tsp) baking soda
1 pinch salt
113 gr (1 stick or 1/2 cup) butter, softened
165 g (5.7 oz or 3/4 cup) brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 4 bananas)
150 g (1 cup) butterscotch chocolate chips


Method

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, and the salt.

In another bowl, mix together the butter and the brown sugar until creamy. Stir in the eggs and the mashed bananas until well blended.

Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until you obtain a homogenous batter and add the butterscotch chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Have a sweet day!

Source: adapted from Steamy Kitchen

19 comments:

  1. I can't believe how moist that bread looks. I would be totally into the combination of banana and butterscotch. You bring that and I'll bring the pound cake. We'll meet in the middle for this party, ok?

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  2. Sara, I think we were on the same wavelength this weekend. :-) You'll know why when I post my blog-versary treat. I LOVE this bread. I have such a huge banana-in-my-sweet-treats addiction right now.

    BTW, I read your interview last night. Very cool. :-)

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  3. Love, love the addition of the butterscotch chips - what perfect addition to this already lovely bread. Beautiful photos too!

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  4. Love banana cake and love butterscotch. Double yummy!

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  5. i love the pairing of banana bread and butterscotch chips, wonderful. I'll have to book mark this one.

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  6. The picture of the bananas made me smile. Like something ominous is coming! This is a really great marriage between the traditional banana bread and extra little something sweet with the chips. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. this sounds very comforting! thank you for sharing.

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  8. Love butterscotch and how cool that you made it with bananas in this fantastic bread!:)delicious

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  9. your banana bread looks so moist. i've never had banana bread with butterscotch chips but the idea puts a big smile on my face.
    thanks for sharing Sara

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  10. I've never thought to add butterscotch chips to banana bread but I like the sound of it! Hope your week is going well, despite its busyness.. I feel the same way!

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  11. Oh WOW does this look good.

    I just love the idea of combining butterscotch and banana.

    Thanks for the fantastic post and the even fantastic-er photography!!

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  12. It never occurred to me to add butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips, but it's darn brilliant, Sara! Banana and butterscotch go so well together. This one would be such a hit with my kids.

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  13. Gorgeous bread. I've never had the combination of banana and butterscotch before, but it sounds just heavenly.

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  14. delicious combination looks wonderful with banana and butterscotch

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  15. I love those butterscotch chips! This bread sounds delicious, add in some walnuts and I'll eat the whole thing!

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  16. My family loves banana bread and chocolate chips make a regular appearance in most of them. However, butterscotch and banana sounds amazing together. I will have to try this version the next time I have ripe bananas. :o)

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  17. Banana butterscotch? Yum!!! This is a fabulous looking bread.


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