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This Maple Banana Bread is one of our favorites! The combination of maple and banana really goes well together. If you have followed us for any amount of time you know we love banana bread, I think there are 15 different variations on our website. We love the maple glaze on this bread, it really adds to the maple flavor.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons softened
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 medium bananas peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) Optional

Maple glaze:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Whisk together the flour and baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl using a mixer combine the butter, white sugar, eggs, buttermilk, bananas, maple syrup and maple extract.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture and continue mixing with mixer. Fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 5 baking dish and pour in batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 60 to 65 minutes or until center tests done.
  • Add maple glaze recipe below.

Maple glaze instructions:

  • Combine brown sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil on top of the stove. Boil for one minute stirring constantly. Remove and add maple extract and powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle over banana bread. Can add more milk if glaze starts to harden.

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