Maple Nut Banana Bread takes classic banana bread flavor and adds the crunch of nuts and sweetness of maple to make a versatile sweet treat.
Maple Nut Banana Bread
We had banana bread often in our home while I was growing up, partially because my Mother loves all things bananas and partially because it’s just tasty. This recipe takes a classic banana bread and changes it up a bit by adding crunchy nuts and sweet maple. This versatile sweet bread can be used for snacking or entertaining. Here’s instructions on how to make it.
Prep: 15 mins
Bake: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr & 5 mins
Makes: 12 servings
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 whole egg
- 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 3 tbsp whole milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 1 tbsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
Spray the loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
Mix the maple syrup with the melted butter in a large bowl.
Add the egg and bananas. Take care to leave some small banana chunks in the mixture.
Add the maple and milk to the bowl and stir to mix.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in the other large bowl.
Slowly add in the banana mixture. Stir until just moistened.
Use a small measuring cup to scoop the batter into the loaf pan.
Mix the nuts and sugar in a small bowl.
Sprinkle the combined nuts and sugar evenly over the bread batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Remove the loaf from the pan.
Put the slightly cooled loaf on the wire rack to cool completely.
Once the loaf has cooled then you can slice it.
Serve and enjoy!