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Biscoff Banana Bread

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biscoff banana bread

So, the other night Jordan and I were having cuddle time on the couch and all of a sudden we were talking about how one gets a baby. One minute she’s hugging me and poking me and the next she drops the bomb on me:

“Mommy, how does the baby get in the mommy’s tummy?”


This is when I wish that children’s memories started from birth. Because she and I have had this discussion before. When she was 3 she was begging every single day for a sibling. We eventually settled on telling her it wasn’t going to happen because we had wished so hard for her that our wishers broke. That satisfied her, and I only got a few calls from friends’ parents asking what the heck a “wisher” was.

Fast forward almost 5 years and she’s a little more mature. And she didn’t remember what a wisher was either. Drat!

Thanks to some of her older friends, or the older siblings of her friends, her questions were a little more…giggly than I expected. As in, she wanted (needed) me to tell her a little something more specific.


I guess she had been having conversations about two mommies with one of her friends which led us to a discussion of adoption and science. When I said that some parents have babies with the help of a doctor, you know, like her, she had no clue what I was talking about, because 3 was a loooong time ago.

I explained about love, and about how some people have so much love but babies still don’t come, and how then they can go to a doctor who takes the boy part and the girl part and makes a baby, and puts it in the mommy. To which she replied, “So, I was made by science?”

I swear, sometimes she is too smart for her own good.

When she asked me how they got the mommy and the daddy part, I explained about shots and doctors and hoped she would forget about the daddy part. She did, thank goodness.

Then she went off to bed and I ate my weight in comfort food because ohmygodshe’sgrowingup and holyheckwhat’snext.

biscoff banana bread

To me, banana bread is an ultimate comfort food. My mom made it as long as I can remember and it’s one of my favorite things to make.

Add Biscoff (aka Cookie Butter) and white chocolate to the mix and OMG you bring the comfort level about 300 times higher.

For, you know, when your kid asks you about babies. And you want to crawl under the couch instead of answering her.

biscoff banana bread

I loved this bread. It was sweet and full of banana flavor. The cookie butter/Biscoff flavor was slight but still there. The white chocolate just topped off the overwhelming awesomeness of this.

For some reason my oven baked weird this time – the bread browned quickly and the center didn’t firm up along the top. But that’s okay – I like that sweet gooey spot along the ridge of the bread. It’s my absolute favorite part of banana bread. If you like yours more done, you may want to lower your oven temperature a little, or, if the bread browns too quickly, tent the pan with foil. That will help it from getting too dark before you’re ready to take it from the oven.

There are so many versions of banana bread. I’ve made several. Every blogger I know has 2 or 25 versions in their arsenal. But that’s okay. Because banana bread is so amazing, we need a new version for every day.

{Also, I usually have enough brown bananas to make it every day. I’m not alone, right?}

biscoff banana bread

Sweet, full of flavor and comfort. Biscoff Banana Bread is perfect for breakfast.

Or for those times when your kids ask those questions. The ones you want to hide from…

Biscoff Banana Bread

Biscoff Banana Bread


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff spread or Cookie Butter
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tired bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons sour milk (To make sour milk: adding 1 teaspoon white vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. You need a total of 7 tablespoons of liquid (milk + vinegar).)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips + 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cream oil, Biscoff, greek yogurt, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer (and hand mixer is okay too).
  3. Add the bananas, eggs, sour milk, and baking soda to a blender. Mix until liquefied.
  4. Pour half of the banana mixture into the butter mixture with 1 cup of flour and mix until just combined. Repeat with the rest of the liquid and flour. Do not overmix!
  5. Place white chocolate chips in a small bowl and toss wtih 1 teaspoon flour. Gently fold into bread mixture. Pour into loaf pan. Bake approximately 50-60 minutes. The center will still be gooey. Bake a little longer if you prefer it more done. If it starts to brown to quickly on top, cover loosely with foil during baking.
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Other Breakfast Goodness:

Fluffernutter Nutella Banana Bread

Fluffernutter Banana Bread with Nutella Swirl

Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Banana from Friends:
Nutella Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by Something Swanky
Brown Butter Banana Bread by Bakeaholic Mama
Snickerdoodle Bread by Crumbs and Chaos

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85 Responses to “Biscoff Banana Bread”

  1. Pamela posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm (#)

    Oh my Dorothy you out did yourself with this one! YUMMY thats all I can say, I want a piece right now! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Pamela!

  2. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm (#)

    This bread looks like it must be the bread form of your biscoff pretzel bark. And oh dear lord this is so much better because you put a banana in there, and so it HAS to be healthy.

    And oh dear . . . Gavin hasn’t brought *those* types of questions to me yet (and I am currently burrying my head in the sand, covering my ears, and singing LA LA LA at the thought that he might some day), but we have had pleeeeeeaaaanty of other conversations that have left me running for comfort food and wine after bedtime!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Oh man, I can’t imagine talking to a boy. At least Jordan and I share parts…

  3. ButterYum posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm (#)

    What a funny story… love the “wishers broken” part… and the mommy and daddy parts part, and the ohmygodshe’sgrowingup and holyheckwhat’snext part. Haha – I’m so glad those days are behind me.

    Okay, on to the biscoff banana bread – making it tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      LOL, I’m in fear. I hope you love the bread! I wish I had more…

  4. Susan posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm (#)

    What a great idea and Biscoff Spread is one of my weaknesses!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Susan!

  5. aimee @ shugarysweets posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#)

    haha, oh big hugs and chocolate coming your way :) With two teenagers and two younger kids I feel that anxiety! And biscoff bread? yes please!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      LOL, glad I’m not alone!

  6. Christina@ oven adventures posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm (#)

    I just about broke my iPad screen shoving my face into it trying to eat this. OMFG

  7. Carole @The Sweet Chick posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm (#)

    lol. oh goodness, I hate those questions too. I usually just change the subject. I remember my six year old asking how her brother was going to get out of my tummy. I just told her the doctor was going to take it out. Not a complete lie.

  8. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm (#)

    i’ve had peanut butter banana bread but never biscoff. Did you know they make Trader Joes CRUNCHY cookie butter?? I haven’t tried it yet but I need to soon. I love banana bread so much – there are SO many ways to play it up! This looks and sounds amazing Dorothy. I want some for breakfast tomorrow!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I. NEED. IT. But I can’t find crunchy anywhere!!! Thanks Sally!

  9. Mom posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm (#)

    I’ll never forget your awkward question when you were about Jordan’s age…and it was in front of MY MOTHER!!! (who never talked about those things). lol
    Love you, Mom

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I can only imagine what would happen if she asked in front of YOU. lol

  10. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm (#)

    Ah, they grow up so fast!
    I love Biscoff!(as you can tell from my current post!) I have to control myself for wanting to use it in everything!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      OMG I’m heading over now! :)

  11. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm (#)

    haha, oh dear. I am not looking forwards to that. I have boys, so does that mean my husband has to tell them? (I hope so.) She’s hilarious. I seriously get a kick out of your Jordan stories. Love the bread!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Yes! Leave it to the husband! :)

  12. Liz posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to get my hands on some more Biscoff! The tired bananas…..well, I always have a few of those in the freezer :) Thanks for sharing Dorothy!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Oh, I have SO many in the freezer! I’m prepared for Banana Armageddon…

  13. Rachel @ Simple Girl posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm (#)

    Yes, I think I have five brown bananas right now screaming to be transformed. Just wait until you have a sixth grader! :-)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Oh God. Bite your tongue. ;)

  14. Heather @French Press posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm (#)

    I ALWAYS have brown bananas, and now that I want to make banana bread {I blame you for that} they are all gone

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      You’re welcome, lol.

  15. Ala posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm (#)

    Dorothy, I *love* your story and geez louise–talk about busting out the verbal big guns! Major props for keeping up your composure and still staying sane enough to whip up this delicious recipe.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Lol, thanks! It was suuuuper hard to keep it together! :)

  16. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on January 31, 2013 at 4:42 am (#)

    I think this bread might cause babies to occur haha

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Ha! Totally. :)

  17. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on January 31, 2013 at 5:32 am (#)

    Oh my word, that looks and sounds amazing. My kid said he read a book, and he basically told me he did not believe it. He said it said the daddies had rockets and they gave them to the mommies and the babies became a bean. I am not sure how I kept a straight face. All I know is a few week I had a talk with him and he was screaming a lot, like ewwww and I didn’t even say too much. Why do they have to grow up?

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      OMG that’s hilarious. I would have been bursting holding it in!

  18. Melissa posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:09 am (#)

    OH my…what a funny story! I think I’ll delegate to my husband when it’s time to teach our baby about these things :) I should have known this was your recipe when I clicked it from a linky party this morning. It looks amazing! I’m planning to bake banana bread on my day off tomorrow and I guarantee I’ll be using this recipe!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      I hope you love it! And yes, delegate, lol. :)

  19. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:43 am (#)

    The one time I want and need brown bananas, I don’t have any. Uuuuugh my life is full of irony, I can’t stand it. Anyway, I totally lol’d at this post! Little J getting curious.. it’s a fact of life, sadly. The wisher story (albeit super cute!) can only hold for so long I suppose, haha. At least J is satisfied that she came from science. I mean, that’s a pretty badass story to tell on the playground. Take that, nonscience kids!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I know right? I can’t wait to hear that from the other moms…

  20. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:49 am (#)

    Why do our kids grow up so fast? WIth my kids getting older there have been a few of these “conversations” too…not cool!!! Banana bread with biscoff? Holy heck Dorothy! That is insanely awesome!!!!1

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      I am so not ready…especially at barely 8!

  21. megan @ whatmegansmaking posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:50 am (#)

    That is such a cute story. But I can see how it would make you want biscoff banana bread. A well deserved snack :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Ha, thanks Megan!

  22. Leah posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:11 am (#)

    You truly have some of the most amazing recipes. I’m rather new to your blog and there have been so many great recipes I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you Leah! And Welcome! :)

  23. Kathleen Williams posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:37 am (#)

    Oh, too too funny!!!!! Thank you SO much for this laugh!!! Hang in there Mom, conversations do get easier!!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Ha, thank you! I hope so… :)

  24. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm (#)

    I want my kids to stay 2 forever. I don’t know what I’ll do whenever they ask me those questions, probably go say ask your father, lol. This bread has given me reason to buy a jar of Biscoff. I have no control around Biscoff, but it is totally worth every bite. :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      I was almost ready to say that if she’d asked about the boy part. No way was I gonna touch that topic, lol. Thanks Jennifer!

  25. Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:09 pm (#)

    Hopefully your daughter will be satisfied with your explanation for at least another couple of years. Maybe by the time she is thirteen, you can hand her a book on the subject. Worst comes to worst, you can distact her with delicious baked goods! Like this banana bread.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      That would be good. We have a book already, lol. But I won’t show it to her yet! :)

  26. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:28 pm (#)

    My 5-year old has been asking about babies and omgisodon’twanttogothere. This bread ought to cheer me up, though. Banana bread is seriously my favorite bread ever–why haven’t I thought about adding Biscoff before? You are brilliant!

  27. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm (#)

    What a gorgeous loaf of banana bread!! Thank you for the link love!

  28. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm (#)

    My 4 year old niece asked me how babies come out? I was like lets ask mommy.
    oh what will I say with my daughter. :-P

    You are right as well..there can never be enough banana breads.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 1st, 2013 at 6:47 am

      I can’t wait until the questions get more graphic.


  29. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm (#)

    I’m glad that discussion is a few years off. Not that it still won’t be a total panic moment!

    Love that your recipe calls for “tired bananas”! Now if you could just come up with a recipe for “tired lettuce and celery”…

    The bread looks delish!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 1st, 2013 at 6:45 am

      LOL! I wish too. Something involving chocolate, ha. :)

  30. Brenda posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm (#)

    I can’t believe that I threw 3 bananas in the trash this week!

    I hope you realize that the questions will be asked again … banana bread won’t get you out of it !

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 1st, 2013 at 6:44 am

      I’m sorry, what? Never throw out bananas! LOL :)

  31. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:12 am (#)

    Awww that conversation must be so scary!!! It sounds like you did a great job, though…both times :P

    This banana bread is…well….BISCOFF! So obviously, words are unnecessary :P

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 1st, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Totally, right? :)

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  33. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on February 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm (#)

    God I love this bread! It looks amazing! I just posted a banana bread a minute ago and somehow missed this post of yours. I love that you used cookie butter and I also love the not-quite-set top. I have since made another bread over the weekend and it didn’t quite set perfectly on top in all the places and those are my fave bites. Pinning! Love it!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 4th, 2013 at 6:42 am

      I know right? That gooey-undone section is the BEST. Thanks Averie!

  34. Laura Dembowski posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:05 am (#)

    I love Biscoff! This is a great way to use it. I also love the slightly gooey parts of a cake. So yummy!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 4th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  35. Karly posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#)

    My 8 year old knows all the gory details, but she thinks you only, um, you know for the sole purpose of making a baby. She was thoroughly disgusted that her dad and I must have done it TWICE since we have two kids. Heh.

    She still likes to randomly point out that so and so must have had s*x because they have a child. Yes, please, I need those visuals in my life, child. ;)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 5th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Oh my gosh. I haven’t gone to the s*x word yet. That scares me. A LOT.

  36. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm (#)

    Oh wow, I love, love love Cookie Butter and have been dying to make banana bread with it! My favorite parts are the just undercooked chewy parts as well.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 8th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Yay! I’m glad I’m not the only one! :) Thank you!

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  39. terry posted on May 9, 2013 at 7:55 am (#)

    Just came across Biscoff two months ago and have gone thru three jars! Yum!! Definitely gonna try this~ and u just stuck some bananas in the freezer this morning! :)
    Btw, I have a son (18 now) and I have always been the one to chat with him about things! His father never did : /
    Thankfully we have always had an amazing relationship and even now he knows he can come to me with anything!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 9th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Terry, for the comment!! :)

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  41. Alyson posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm (#)

    Wow, perfect twist on Banana Bread! So glad I stumbled on your blog!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 5th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Alyson!

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  45. Charlotte posted on March 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm (#)

    Can I ask an idiotic question?! What’s a tired banana? I don’t know if I have any sleepy bananas here :)

    Anyway, this looks ridiculously delicious. I have just about all the ingredients and it’ll make a nice dessert. I love something I can quickly whip together (and one that doesn’t use 1,001 ingredients I’ll only use once). Thanks!

    OH! And as for the little one: This is the reason I’m terrified of having kids. I don’t know what I’ll do when I realize they are smarter than me. HA!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 1st, 2014 at 6:54 am

      I should stop calling them that. It’s just what my mom always calls them! They’re really brown spotted bananas. Verrrrrrry ripe. :)

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  47. Eli posted on April 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm (#)

    This recipe is missing a huge ingredient: salt. Argh, I forgot to add it myself. Otherwise, the bread is beautiful…just tastes very off balance…

    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 25th, 2014 at 10:36 am

      I’ll go back and add a note Eli – I (used to) use salted butter so I never added salt to this (or really any) of my baking recipes. The original recipe this is based on (my mom’s) doesn’t call for salt…because of the butter. But if you’re a salt lover or use unsalted then yes, for sure it needs it!

      (I’ve since switched to unsalted butter – recipes from about February ’14 on – and now add salt to all the recipes, but I make sure to write “unsalted butter” in the ingredients so it’s clear.)

  48. Maria Hanrahan posted on April 26, 2014 at 9:40 am (#)

    But you don’t have regular butter in the ingredients or recipe instructions…….. is it supposed to be in there somewhere? I thought your “butter” references meant the cookie butter until I got to the end and saw the salt mentioned……

    • Whitney Detwiler replied on August 23rd, 2014 at 7:26 am

      I can’t find the butter mentioned in the ingredients either!! I am making this right now because it sounds so yummy. But I’m at a loss with the butter!! How much??

      • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2014 at 4:24 pm

        Sorry for the confusion Whitney! I think the recipe was updated awhile ago – there’s not butter, just oil. It’s 1/4 cup vegetable (or your favorite kind) oil along with the yogurt and cookie butter.

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