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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Maple Banana Bread
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A soft, moist classic banana bread with just a hint of maple flavoring.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15 slices
  • 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
  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.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 185 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 30 Sugar: 13.6 Sodium: 136 Fiber: 1.3 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 41

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!



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