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banana nut bread with maple and walnuts

Maple Banana Nut Bread Recipe

A classic, with a twist! This maple banana nut bread is a soft, moist banana bread recipe made with walnuts and real maple syrup. It might even be better than the original!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 240 kcal


  • 5 x 9 inch loaf pan
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cooling rack


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract or vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prep a loaf pan by greasing with butter or coating with non-stick spray.
  • Combine maple syrup and melted butter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the egg and banana, taking care to leave some of the small banana chunks.
  • Add in the maple or vanilla extract and milk and stir to mix.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Slowly scoop the the banana mixture into your bowl of dry ingredients, stirring as you go. Stop mixing when ingredients are just combined, so as not to over-mix.
  • Scoop the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the nuts and sugar, then sprinkle evenly on top of the bread batter.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool a bit in the loaf pan, then shake to loosen, and flip onto a wire rack to finish cooling.


Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.


Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 281IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, banana, bread, breakfast, easy recipe, snack
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