Make Ahead

Bourbon Butterscotch Banana Bread

July 13, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by Finchly
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

The triple threat of B. Rich flavors, high moisture, and truly decadent. This was the reigning king of the breakfast rush at the bakery. I lost count of how many loaves we'd run through each morning but the marriage between a slice of this banana bread with an espresso or cup of coffee is sublime. At night, dust with a little sugar, brûlée with a torch, and top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream for an incredible, but quick, dessert. —Finchly

What You'll Need
  • 141 grams softened butter
  • 177 grams dark brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2.5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large, overly ripe bananas- smashed
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 106 grams honey
  • 336 grams all-purpose flour
  • 5 ounces butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray the pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the ingredients from the butter to salt.
  3. Whisk together the banana, bourbon, and honey. Whisk into the butter mixture.
  4. Add in the flour and stir just until combined.
  5. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  6. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean and the top of the bread is lightly firm- around 45 minutes depending on the strength of your oven.
  7. Cool completely in the pan before removing.

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