Spiked Cider Banana Bread With English Toffee Bits

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Killing Thyme


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium overripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup hard cider I used a seasonal cinnamon-infused hard cider.
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Crumbled Top:

  • 3 tbsp coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of melted butter

Spiked Icing Drizzle:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp hard cider * See notes optional — can use heavy cream instead
  • Dash of kosher salt



  • Preheat oven to 350° F with oven rack positioned in the middle.
  • Lightly grease a bread pan with butter to ensure the bread doesn't stick.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a different bowl, whisk the eggs until they are frothy.
  • To the eggs, add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and finally, the cider.
  • Mix well so there are no large chunks of banana left behind.
  • Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir well to combine, but don't over-mix.
  • Fold in the toffee bits with a spatula; scrape the mixture into the greased bread pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the crumbled topping.
  • Evenly sprinkle the crumbled topping over the top of the bread mixture.
  • Bake for approx. 40-45 minutes.
  • Once done, allow to cool for approx. 30 minutes before taking it out of the bread pan.
  • Once cooled, the bread should slide right out of the pan.

Spiked Icing Drizzle:

  • In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until combined. Check the consistency of the icing and see notes for adaptations.
  • Once you have the consistency you like, take spoonfuls of the icing and drizzle it over the bread in zig zags.


For the icing drizzle, please note that you can play around with the consistency. If you want it to be thicker, add more powdered sugar; if you want it to be runnier, add more cider or cream.