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


  • 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 (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fruit, 1 fat.


  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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JMartinelli13 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 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 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 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 138388
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

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

carebear2239 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 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 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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