It was time to do something with my bananas that were getting close to being very over ripe! At first I thought I would make Coconut Banana Loaf but decided to see what else was out there first. That is when I found Maple Banana Bread.
I was intrigued. The only sweetener in the bread was a half cup of maple syrup. Since it called for maple syrup, I was right on it! The recipe came together easily. I made a few changes:
- I did not use 3 tablespoons of sugar on the topping. I only used 1.
- The recipe called to bake for 50 minutes. I used a dark nonstick pan so I cut the baking time by 5 minutes.
Grumpy thought it didn't have enough banana flavor. Maybe next time I would use banana extract instead of maple (since he thinks banana bread should taste like banana bread!). I liked it just the way I made it. I could detect the bananas and it has the texture of a banana bread!
Below if a photo of Chris and Chubby. Chubby will not sit on my lap. He will only sit on Grumpy or Chris' lap. When Chris lived with us Chubby slept with him every single night! Now Chris makes sure to give Chubby some special attention when he visits! I think the only time Chubby ever got in my lap on his own purpose was when Peabody died. Otherwise, he never wants to be a lap kitty with me! :o(
Maple Walnut Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 ripe bananas
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and maple syrup. Beat in the egg and bananas, leaving a few small chunks. Stir in the maple extract and milk.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder, and stir into the banana mixture just until moistened. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Mix the nuts and sugar, and sprinkle evenly over the batter.
Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven.
Total Fat: 10.1g
Total Carbs: 33.1g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2g