Maple Walnut Banana Bread Recipe
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Maple Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

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Loaded with banana flavor and just the right hint of maple, this old-fashioned walnut-topped loaf is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful warm from the oven. "I sent a loaf of this bread to work with my husband, and his co-workers loved it," relates Amy Hawk of Seabrook, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 to 3 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 197 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the eggs, bananas, butter, milk and flavoring; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Maple Walnut Banana Bread in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p50

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 197 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Made this recipe and it turned out great! I used vanilla extract instead of maple and I added yellow food coloring, still fabulous!"

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"I made this yesterday. I used vanilla extract & egg substitute, it came out perfect!! nice and light and golden. I omitted the nuts on top and put them in the batter instead. Excellent for company to :) you can make it into muffins as well ."

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"Very good, i added pineapple with the recipe and turned out great. we dont have maple flavoring so i used vanilla instead. Awesome!"

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"Two thumbs up! Didn't have maple flavoring, so used 1 Tablespoon maple syrup."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This banana bread was so yummy and moist. I added a twist seeing how my family love walnuts I added about 1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts in the bread besides the ones on top. Will definetly be making this banana bread again real soon."

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