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5 from 2 votes

Maple Banana Bread

This Maple Banana Bread is amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Maple Banana Bread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.