This Coconut Butterscotch Banana Bread is a fun way to change up your traditional banana bread. It is a delicious way to start any day.
This week I learned to never leave my keys in the van, even if you are coming right back out.
My daughter and I were out shopping earlier this week, and we got home just in time to head back out for a meeting. I had about 5 minutes to run inside and freshen up, so I thought I would just leave the keys in the middle console. Bad idea because apparently when I dropped the keys down and jumped out, I failed to hear the van lock itself.
And the keys in the van were the only set we have. The spare has taken up residence somewhere in the house, and no one knows where.
So, there I am touching up make up in the bathroom, and my husband is trying to load the dinner we are in charge of into the van. He is calling for the keys, and I keep telling him they are in the van. It's never a good idea to be rushed and looking for keys. We both were getting a little bit edgy.
Finally, we realize that the keys are in the van, the van is locked, it is starting to rain, and we needed to leave like 5 minutes ago. Time to step back and improvise.
Our church has a van that doesn't get used on Sunday nights, so my hubby ran over and picked it up. We arrived at dinner only 10 minutes late. It is times like this that you can either get angry about a situation or just deal with it.
Thankfully, we both realized it wasn't a big deal, and we didn't need to get upset with each other over something silly. In fact, we laughed about it while driving to dinner. You see my husband leaves the keys in the van ALL THE TIME, and it has never locked itself.
Later that night we pried open the edge of the door and used a piece of wood and a wire to get it open. 20 minutes and only a few minor scratches later, we got in. Lesson learned. Never just drop the keys in the middle...even if you are coming right back out.
Something else I learned this week.
It is a good idea to go through old picture files every so often. This banana bread has been sitting waiting for me to share it with you for a year! A whole year I have been holding out on you!!! Of course with all the crazy baking I do, I'm surprised I don't forget to share things more often.
This sour cream banana bread gets a fun twist from the coconut and butterscotch chips. I absolutely love butterscotch, but for some reason I never use it that often. That's got to change. After a year of waiting to share, I made another loaf of this bread. It was as delicious as I remembered it being.
I like to bake this bread in one big loaf. It is thick and takes over an hour to bake. If your edges start to get too dark, you can cover them with foil towards the end of baking.
Also if you are not a fun of coconut, feel free to leave it out. You can also use vanilla extract in place of the rum extract. This is such an easy bread to customize. Feel free to go crazy and just use chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips, or even vanilla chips. Or maybe try all three!!!
I am now feeling the urge to go make more banana bread. This time I promise to not wait a year to share it with you. Unless I have locked myself out again...then you will find me in the closet eating the bread!
Yikes, sorry that happened to you. I've totally locked the keys in my car - not my best day either:( This bread on the other hand would totally make my day - I am obsessed with coconut and it sounds amazing with the butterscotch!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
This bread looks so good- loving the sound of the butterscotch! Amazing and super delicious recipe!
I pinned this, and am wishing I could taste test it ... STAT! 🙂
Thanks for the pin Rosey! 🙂
Crunchy coconuty banana bread sounds delicious!. I love the addition of butterscotch. It goes so well with banana! I have locked myself out of the house and the car. Once, leaving to go to a dentist appointment, I shut the locked house door and then realized all of my keys were inside. I had to call the dentist on my cell phone and explain why I would have to cancel the appointment. They must have thought I was a major space case! Instead of cancelling my appointment, the dentist called me a cab!
Wow, what a nice dentist! 😉 Thanks Wendy!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Man you had me at toffee the other day...now you have me at butterscotch!!
What a delicious sounding combination! I love them all, and that bread looks so moist!
Anna @ Garnish with Lemon
Coconut, banana AND butterscotch? Sign me up!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
Oh no!!! That's a stressful situation, but that's wonderful that both you and your husband have good senses of humor and can laugh about it! 🙂 I had something similar happen in high school... As a senior, I drove my brother to school, and we'd arrive 20-30 minutes early to get a good parking space. I hopped out of the car to talk with my friends, leaving my brother in the car to study for a test and my keys in the ignition so he'd remember to leave the car unlocked when he got out. Um... So he locked the car with the door switch and ran over to tell me bye right as the bell was ringing for 1st period to start. He locked my backpack -- and cell phone -- in the car!! I had to steal his phone until lunch so I could call AAA and have them unlock my car. Lesson learned, for sure!
I'm sure that was not a fun day for you! Hopefully I learn my lesson, too! 😉
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
You know what else you shouldn't do? Lock your car while you are still in it (with one door open). Throw your keys in your bag, and then close to door and walk around the other side of the car to get your bag out. This is also result in you not only locking you bag, phone, keys and basically your entire life in your car. Also, THIS BREAD! Yum!
Oh no! That sounds like something I would also do! 😉 Thanks Julianne!
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
Ugh on the van key story! I'm glad that it worked out ok. This banana bread looks amazing. I can almost taste the coconut and butterscotch. Yum!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
omg I remember my dad doing that once when we all needed to get to various practices and meetings, what a hectic afternoon! Though he would've been decidedly less grumpy if I presented him with a slice of this perfect banana bread! 😀
Haha, thanks Jess! 🙂
Emily @ Life on Food
Yum, yum and yum. I am a big fan of banana bread. Your little addition sure takes it up a notch.
Oh my word! That just sounds so stressful! We have only one key to my Volvo suv and to replace it costs like $300 or more. I'm terrified that the remote key opener thingy is going to get stuck one of these days and stop working.
This breads looks awesome! Glad you shared it!
Yikes, that's expensive! Hopefully it doesn't stop working for you. 😉 Thanks girl!
Lovely recipe! I love the idea that you paired coconut with butterscotch, I have to give it a try 😉
I want to wish you and your family a very blessed Easter!! xoxo
This bread looks perfect!! Lesson learned the hard way huh!! my door unlocks itself if it detects the key so Its hard to lock myself out of the one I have now. My previous car though I have had my fair share of locking myself out.
I need a vehicle like that! 🙂 Thanks Tanya!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
You just made one of my favorite flavor combos come to life! Butterscotch is so under-used and I just love it - and with coconut and in banana bread! Oh this is so perfect! Pinned
Thanks Averie! 🙂