Maple Banana Bread

Hi Everyone,

I don’t know about you, but when I have leftover banana’s, the first thought that comes to mind is banana bread.  I love banana bread, especially a nice moist one.  When it’s warm, slather it with butter and just let it soak into the bread.  Yum!  That is what I call a nice breakfast.  As you can figure out, today’s recipe is Maple Banana Bread.

Maple Banana Bread

This bread is light, moist and has amazing banana flavor.  Since I added a little bit of maple syrup to the recipe, it adds just a little hint of maple flavor.  To me maple syrup and reminds me of Fall.  That’s why I added it.  After all it’s Fall, but you wouldn’t know that, where I live.  It’s 90 degrees today.  But it is supposed to cool off this week.

Maple Banana Bread

When my bread was cooling, I decided to make my Toffee Chip Cookies.  I needed to do something because I couldn’t wait to try my bread.  Once it got cool enough, I sliced it up.  I slathered on my butter and took a bite.  You wouldn’t believe how moist it is.  I love baking with banana’s because of the wonderful texture it adds to bread.

Maple Banana Bread

The bread is super easy to make too.  I didn’t add anything that you wouldn’t have in your pantry.  But I did use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.  I like to use brown sugar in bread because it gives it a nice caramelized color and flavor.

Maple Banana Bread

I am in banana bread heaven.  I wrapped two slices to take to work in Cling Wrap and I froze the rest of the bread.  This bread is perfect for freezing.  I sliced it, than stored it in a freezer bag.  I just take a slice out and let it defrost to room temperature or I’ll give it a slight nuke in the microwave.

Maple Banana Bread

Maple Banana Bread
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 15 slices
  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Sugar: 13.6
  • Sodium: 136
  • Fiber: 1.3
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 41
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
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A soft, moist classic banana bread with just a hint of maple flavoring.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 bananas (medium size), ripe
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter or spray with cooking spray a 9 X 3 loaf pan; set aside.
  3. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mash up banana's (I used a fork). Add brown sugar and mix together until incorporated. add one egg at a time and mix until combined. Add vanilla extract, maple syrup and melted butter; mix until combined.
  5. Carefully add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until center comes out clean with a toothpick.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan, then carefully take loaf out and let cool on cooling rack until completely cooled.
  8. Can be left at room temperature for a couple of days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Maple Banana Bread

You know what I don’t get?  Why is bread at Starbucks so high in calories?  There bread is about 420 calories a slice.  I don’t get it?  That is why I like to make my own.  I can control the calories and sugar.  So skip the coffee shop baked goods and make your own.

Well that is it for me.  Have a great week!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. This is the most creative and beautiful way to use the leftover bananas, especially the ripened ones! The maple syrup is surely going to add to the deliciousness.

  2. You say brown sugar coupons – I am guessing that is a typo – but I am not sure – so thought I would ask – the recipe looks amazing!

  3. A half of cup of butter seems excessive, I luv butter too, but I need to make this recipe healthier. I’m going to replace it with homemade, no added sugar apple butter. But I luv the addition of the maple syrup. The trees in my back yard get tapped every year, can’t get better than that.

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