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Maple Pecan Banana Bread

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I am so excited to share today’s recipe. I have been a bit obsessed with baking up delicious loaves of bread in this little loaf pan of mine, and this Maple Pecan Banana Bread did not disappoint. It was so simple to make, so don’t let the thought of making your own bread be intimidating here- this is as simple as baking a cake!

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Maple Pecan Banana Bread

I just love fresh baked banana bread, and I know my kids do, too. My son was asking me “How long till the banana bread is done?” 100 times while it baked. I added some maple syrup and pecans to create a really yummy treat that is perfect for Fall.

Maple Pecan Banana Bread loaf

Alright, this is seriously so simple, here’s what you’ll need-

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

You’ll also need a good loaf pan, I love all of the baking products from Wilton, and you can grab theirs here.

We love pecans when it comes to baking, there are many choices, but pecans are one of the most versatile nuts available. They can be eaten raw, cooked, or baked. They may be used for a topping on ice cream or oatmeal, or in recipes for breads and cakes. Pecans have many nutritional benefits including low in saturated fat, rich in fiber and protein, and high in antioxidants. Sometimes we stock up on them from our farmer’s market to save on the higher grocery store prices.

Also, don’t forget you can freeze your ripe bananas ahead of time. To freeze your bananas- 1. Peel and slice the bananas into pieces, layering them in a container or freezer bag before freezing them. 2. When you’re ready to use your frozen bananas, allow them to thaw before using in your recipe.

Here’s how to make it-

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray your 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, mash bananas, then add brown sugar and mix.
  • Add in eggs, mix again until just incorporated. Add vanilla, maple syrup, and melted butter, mix again.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing as you add. Mix until just incorporated, careful not to over-mix.
  • Gently stir in chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.
  • Tent the pan with foil for the last 20 minutes or so, to avoid too much browning on top.
  • Let the bread cool, and then serve.

Enjoy this bread with a delicious cup of coffee, or a cold glass of milk.

Cooking banana bread is an easy and delicious task! However, it does require a little bit of preparation. Follow these steps to store the banana bread so that it can be enjoyed later:

First, make sure that you place the loaf pan in a cool baking dish or on a cooling rack. Then cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you need to freeze the banana bread, allow it to cool completely first before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap. The frozen banana bread should be good for 1-2 months before thawing.

To get the printable version of this recipe, see below!

Yield: 12 servings

Maple Pecan Banana Bread

Maple Pecan Banana Bread

Delicious banana bread with sweet maple syrup and crunchy pecans.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray your 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    3. In another large bowl, mash bananas, then add brown sugar and mix. Add in eggs, mix again until just incorporated. Add vanilla, maple syrup, and melted butter, mix again.
    4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing as you add. Mix until just incorporated, careful not to over-mix.
    5. Gently stir in chopped pecans. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.
    6. Tent the pan with foil for the last 20 minutes or so, to avoid too much browning on top. Let the bread cool, and then serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

For another great banana bread recipe, check out this delicious option from Sally’s Baking Addiction. We love ALL of her recipes.


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