Chocolate Glazed Toffee Banana Loaf

It’s no secret that I think bananas are super fabulous…banana muffins with cinnamon chips, buttermilk banana bread, brown sugar crumble banana muffins.  
What else in the world as cheap and nutritious and portable as a banana?  A fruit that keeps on giving long after it’s ugly and brown.  I may purposely by extra bananas so that I can have a reason to make something  delicious with them.
A couple of months ago, Jocelyn posted a banana bread she enhanced with twix bars and a coffee glaze.  That day I was so wishing I had a bag full of Twix in my cupboard.  Eventually my love for banana bread took over and I made the bread anyway, without the Twix.  Absolutely phenomenal…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it since.  The method to making is a just a bit different than most, you mix in the bananas and sour cream last, yielding the perfect banana bread.
One day I decided to put my own little twist on this fabulous bread by adding milk chocolate toffee bits and then a creamy chocolate glaze.  Utterly divine, although doing that probably removes it from the breakfast category and puts it in with all of the desserts.  You decide.
It doesn’t matter when you eat it, just make sure you do!  And if you take away the toffee and chocolate, you are still left with an incredible loaf of banana bread.
Chocolate Glazed Toffee Banana Loaf
by Becca {Crumbs and Chaos}

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup BUTTER, softened
  • 1 cup SUGAR
  • 1 teaspoon VANILLA
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 1/2 cups FLOUR
  • 1 teaspoon BAKING SODA
  • 1 teaspoon SALT
  • 1 cup MASHED BANANA (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup SOUR CREAM
  • 8 oz. bag MILK CHOCOLATE TOFFEE BITS (find these in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips)
  • 1 Tablespoon BUTTER, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon COCOA POWDER
  • 2 Tablespoons CREAM
  • 1/2 cup POWDERED SUGAR
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350° (or 325° if you are using a dark metal pan). Lightly grease the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9×5 loaf pan,
Beat together 1/2 cup butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add baking soda and salt, stir. With the mixer running, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined.
Gently fold in the bananas, sour cream and toffee bits. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, test with a toothpick. Add 5 more minutes if needed. Allow to cook 10-15 minutes in the pan, remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
When cool, prepare glaze. Combine 1 Tablespoon melted butter with cocoa powder until smooth. Stir in cream and powdered sugar until well combined. Glaze bread and cut into slices for serving.
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Comments

  1. says

    For some reason I too am all about banana in almost everything:-) Probably why I experiment with adding so many yummy additions to it. I have made toffee banana muffins so I know your bread with the chocolate glaze is just divine!!!! I am ok with dessert for breakfast:-)

  2. says

    WOW!! This is so awesome! I have never glazed anything and I really need to try it!! This is just beautiful!
    Btw, I’m following you on the linky follow thing {just joined}, do you like it?

  3. says

    Hi Becca,
    I love your Chocolate Glazed Toffee Banana Loaf it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Miz Helen

  4. says

    That looks really good! I keep buying bananas to make something with and the kids keep eating them fresh! I suppose I should be happy about that, but I might just have to hide some soon to make this! Thanks for sharing at my party~

  5. says

    Lands Sakes! Your photo actually jumped out and bit me! =) Looks divine. I have a favorite sour cream banana bread recipe and never thought to add toffee chips – you can be sure I’ll be doing that soon. I throw my browning bananas in the freezer – peel and all. Makes for a very moist banana bread (after thawed.)

  6. says

    This sounds wonderful! I love banana bread, but have never glazed it, I don’t know why I never thought of doing it! Thanks for the idea!

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