This banana bread is sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg for the perfect fall treat.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with nonstick spray.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Mash bananas until mostly smooth but some chunks remain. Add eggs, oil, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla extract; mix with a wooden spoon. Add flour mixture and walnuts. Mix just until flour is moistened. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, rotating pan halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert bread onto the wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

346.2 calories; 5.6 g protein; 42.4 g carbohydrates; 37.2 mg cholesterol; 263 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
Turned out great. Made into mini loaves just shortened cooking time to 23 mins. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/06/2019
I m not one to complain but this recipe is bland...it had very little taste..couldn t taste the maple in it at all...loved the density of the bread and it was very moist but it was lacking in taste..I had all of the ingredients except cinnamon..but I had allspice and used it but it just didn t have any flavor..going back to my old recipe! Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
Turned out great. Made into mini loaves just shortened cooking time to 23 mins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2018
This bread is sooooo good! Perfect for a rainy fall New England morning. Bonus points for my 8 yo eating it with no complaints! Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
Turned out great. Made into mini loaves just shortened cooking time to 23 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2019
We were running really low on sugar AND brown sugar but I had overripe bananas that needed to be used so this recipe sounded perfect. I thought the sweetness of the bananas and the maple syrup would be enough for the bread but I should have doubled it to 2/3 cup to make up for the lack of sugar. I couldn't taste the maple at all which was disappointing. It was still pretty good although it got a little overdone. I checked it at 40 minutes and it was still very gooey in the middle so I let it bake another 10 minutes. It looks borderline burned on the bottom and sides but at least it doesn't taste burnt! Still it could have used a few less minutes maybe 45-47 total. I'll make it again with the proper amount of sugar and maybe just lower the temp a little. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is the lack of mapley flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2019
This is a tasty banana bread but no one tasted the maple. Also against my better judgement I followed the recipe and only sprayed the pan so my bread stuck to the bottom (and I liberally sprayed it to the point of a puddle on the bottom). Next time I will grease and lightly flour the pan as well as kick up the maple syrup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Very tasty bread great recipe my hubby loved it too. Very moist and I love the maple flavor with the bananas. The only change I made was to save calories so I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
Delicious!! Everyone said it tasted like a Christmas cookie. Definitely will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
This was really good. I made it healthier by subbing 1/2 cup whole wheat for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. I also substituted homemade applesauce for all but about 1/8 cup of the oil. I added 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of nutmeg because I like it spicier. I only added walnuts to half because my kids don't like nuts. It was very good and moist. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2018
Not impressed with this recipe. There s nothing particularly bad about it I m just not fond of the flavour & will stick to a more traditional banana bread going forward which I know & love. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
The first loaf smelled so good cooking and I still had 3 more bananas so a second loaf went into the oven! The second loaf i used 3/4 cup blueberries instead of nuts; it's delightful too. I didn't have any oil so I used melted butter instead. I always at least double the cinnamon in any recipe. I doubled the nutmeg too though that may have been too much. It is the perfect sweetness. Love the texture and moistness. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/06/2019
I m not one to complain but this recipe is bland...it had very little taste..couldn t taste the maple in it at all...loved the density of the bread and it was very moist but it was lacking in taste..I had all of the ingredients except cinnamon..but I had allspice and used it but it just didn t have any flavor..going back to my old recipe! Read More