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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 loaf
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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 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 37.2mg; sodium 263mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2018
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
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
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
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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
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2020
It was great. 2 loaves disappeared overnight. I put some cream cheese frosting on them . Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2021
It’s awesome and dairy free, change out the flour and it’s great Gluten Free too! Trade out the nuts for chocolate chips and craisins and it’s the perfect blend of flavors! I’ve made this many times. 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: 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