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Maple Walnut Banana Bread

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
    1 loaf


  • 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 large 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


  • 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 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition 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.

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  • kids chauffer
    Nov 27, 2016

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

  • JMartinelli13
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • carebear2239
    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
    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
    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.