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.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

1 slice: 197 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  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

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kids chauffer User ID: 4381411 257341
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"Very easy to make and moist. Next time will add walnuts to mix as well as over the top."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 248987
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"Made this up because I was overrun with ripe bananas. Searched high and low for my loaf pan, couldn't find it, so ended up using a 9x9 square pan instead. Made streusel with 1/2c white whole wheat flour, 1/2c maple sugar and about 4T butter. Nuts omitted due to allergies."

Flamingo222 User ID: 7731754 138391
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!"

cndnstars User ID: 3927663 56416
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 ."

gladys090577 User ID: 4918427 138390
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!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 138388
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

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

carebear2239 User ID: 6434316 138386
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."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 57280
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This was a good as every other banana bread recipe I've tried but I didn't think it was any better. Also, it overflowed over the edge of my 8x4 pan. If I make it again, I will be sure to use a 9x5 pan instead."

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 77229
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"was downloading some recipes into my TOH recipe saver and alongside was some recipes, this came up, and being I had some extra soft bananas, this caught my eye - well, this is to die for!!! so flavorful, moist and just plain good!

Definately will be in my "favorite box" and found a good use for my bananas - might try using them in muffin tins the next time/that way, I can freeze some - being there is just the 2 of us."

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