Maple banana bread

    1 hour 20 min

    This is a banana and walnut bread that's sweetened with maple syrup. It's my absolute favourite and I'm sure you will love it!

    25 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 120g butter, melted
    • 120ml maple syrup
    • 1 egg
    • 2 ripe bananas
    • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 30g chopped walnuts
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease an 18 x 11cm loaf tin.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and maple syrup. Beat in the egg and bananas, leaving a few small chunks. Stir in the maple extract and milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder; stir into the banana mixture just until moistened. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin. Mix the nuts and sugar and sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake.
    3. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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    I think this recipe is absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't find maple extract so i just used Vanilla and it was absolutely fine. Once I even ran out of maple syrup halfway through and so i filled in the rest with golden syrup and it was still really good. I'm trying it once more with half whole wheat and we'll see how that turn out.  -  19 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    After making this I'm not going to use the recipe in my "New York Times" cookbook anymore. The banana bread recipe I was using was more labor intensive (grated orange zest) and it never turned out as good as this one. I used vanilla extract, too. I used a little less baking soda. I got great results, a moist, sweet banana-maple flavor with walnuts, I just made this first thing this morning and fresh from the oven, served warm with coffee -- it was fantastic. Thanks!  -  07 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was an excellent bread--I added walnuts to the batter as I had them left over. I think this recipe would depend on the quality of the Maple syrup and fortunately we have very good syrup in my area  -  16 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)