toffee banana bread

Toffee banana bread with a ribbon of toffee bits!

The best way to transform the humble banana bread into something truly spectacular is with toffee bits and a splash of dark rum (or bourbon, if you prefer). A twist on my classic Greek yogurt banana bread, each tender slice is studded with toasty pecans and a ribbon of toffee bits.

Toffee Banana Bread

And here’s a tip: a drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce makes the absolute best topping for this bread! Served up slightly warm with your morning coffee (or as a late night snack), you simply can’t miss with toffee banana bread.

Toffee Banana Bread

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Toffee Banana Bread

Toffee Banana Bread

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 12 slices


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits


  • 1/4 cup toffee bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan. Spray parchment paper lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. For the bread, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine mashed banana, yogurt, melted butter, egg, rum, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in until almost combined. Fold in pecans.
  3. Scrape half the batter into prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles, and sprinkle 1/2 cup toffee bits over batter. Add remaining batter, smooth with an offset spatula, and tap pan sharply. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup toffee bits.
  4. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until bread is golden and springs back to the touch (if desired, tent with foil after 40 minutes of baking time to prevent over-browning). Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; carefully lift bread from pan and cool completely.

Keywords: Banana, Banana Bread, Toffee, Toffee Bits, Breakfast

Toffee Banana Bread

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  1. Any particular brand of toffee you’d recommend ? And do you mean using hard toffee candies and chop them into small bits ?

    1. I used Heath Toffee Bits in the bread – you can find them at many grocery stores (baking section) or online. They are already in bits, so no chopping required. 🙂

  2. I made this recipe yesterday and it is wonderful! However, I didn’t get much taste from the toffee bits and the next time I will make two smaller breads from it, just bake for a shorter period of time. Thanks you always for great inspiration and recipes!

  3. I absolutely loved this recipe! I follow the recipe fully but added an extra swirl of cinnamon sugar butter with the toffee – it was perfect. Can’t wait to make another loaf!

  4. Would you be able to modify this recipe to be made in a bread maker? I have a breville bread maker and was thinking it would be nice to use it to make this loaf!

    1. Hi Diana! I’ve never used a bread maker, so I don’t know. My understanding is that bread makers are typically for yeasted bread recipes, as opposed to quick breads like this banana bread. If there are any accompanying recipes that come with your bread maker, I would start there as a guide. 🙂