Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Maple flavored banana bread loaded with cinnamon AND cinnamon chips.

The new year is here.  I can’t believe it.  December flew past me.  It seems one minute I was throwing together Halloween costumes and the next minute I was toasting in the new year!  How does this happen?  I was so busy baking, prepping, planning, wrapping and posing Iggy our Elf on the shelf, that I didn’t have time to stop and just enjoy the season.

I know my family and most of my friends have already taken down their Christmas decorations.  Trees have been packed away or thrown away.  Wreaths have been stowed, stockings have been tucked away until next year.   I have yet to do these things.  I’m just not ready.  I know that once I take down that first ornament, I will work feverishly until all traces of the holiday have vanished.

I baked banana bread today.  To be specific, I made maple cinnamon banana bread.  I had soft, ripe bananas to use up.   In my house ripe bananas=banana bread!  While the banana bread was baking, the richest aroma filled my kitchen!  The maple and cinnamon made my home smell so warm and cozy.  It reminded me of Christmas!  Maple and cinnamon is such a classic combination.  Combine them with moist banana bread and you have pure comfort.

When the banana bread was ready, I plugged in the Christmas tree, made myself some tea, put on my Vince Gauraldi Charlie Brown Christmas and snuggled up on the couch.  Lucy was playing with her Christmas toys and I was thinking of all the fun that was had over the past few weeks.  Lots of family, friends and food.

Today I reflected, tomorrow I will tear down.  It’s all good.

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Soft, moist banana bread flavored with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Recipe type: bread, breakfast
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1-teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 10oz package cinnamon flavored baking chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1-tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2-3 ripe bananas mashed
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1-tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together, flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and cinnamon chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together oil, eggs, sour cream, and maple syrup. Stir in the mashed bananas. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake in over for 60-75 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. You may have to cover bread lightly with foil during the last 10 minutes to prevent too much browning.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 30 minutes. Remove to a baking rack to cool completely before covering with glaze.
  6. For the glaze:
  7. Stir together sugar, milk and maple syrup until smooth and easily poured. Pour over cooled bread and let set 15-20 minutes.
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56 Responses

  1. Oh, love the sound of this banana bread! Maple and cinnamon are a perfect flavor combination!

    • Thanks Jessica. I think it turned out pretty good!

      • Sonia

        I just baked 2 of them right now. OMG it is delicious..!! Thank u so much for sharing :)

        • Sonia, that is the best news of the day! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank your for trying them and taking the time to comment!

  2. That looks soooooooooooo GOOD
    Banana bread is almost unknown here and I’ve never tried baking it
    I’d love to to try, it seems like something I’d really like

    • Really? Banana bread isn’t big there? May I ask why? I wish I could send you this stuff Winnie!!!

  3. It was so sad taking down Christmas. I can’t believe it’s over! This bread is wonderful! I am making banana bread tomorrow. I love the idea of maple with it – yum!

    • Thanks Dorothy! The maple was a good addition!

  4. Banana bread is such a favorite of mine, Tanya. Making it with the additional flavors of cinnamon and maple syrup would guarantee that at least half of this loaf would be gone before the bread had completely cooled. That wouldn’t be so bad. That bad part would come next when I decide that since I ate the first half already, I might as wel …
    I;ve pined the recipe so that I can find it when I want some banana bread. Thanks, Tanya!

    • Thanks John! I couldn’t wait for the bread to cool and a good chunk came off the bottom, which I consumed immediately! It was so good!

    • Thanks Heidi! I love anything with maple syrup!

  5. Printed this recipe straight away! I have never come across cinnamon flavored baking chips, but may try some butterscotch chips and up the cinnamon a little bit. Love that it is made with everything I have in the house already!

    • I can’t believe how nicely the maple syrup blended in! Thanks for printing. Let me know if you make this!

  6. December really did fly! I can’t believe it. I also can’t believe how delicious this bread looks. I am loving the sound of a cinnamon maple twist on classic banana bread.

    • The bread went quickly! I really enjoyed the maple flavor!

  7. Oh how I love maple and cinnamon…looks like the perfect complement to banana bread!!

    • I can’t believe how yummy the maple tasted in this banana bread! Thanks Becca!

  8. I finally took down our Christmas stuff today and it looks pretty bare now. I guess it’s time to do some redecorating…

    This bread looks fantastic!

    • We still have our bare tree in our living room. Looks so sad. I can’t wait for it go now!!! Thanks Loretta!

  9. This sounds absolutely amazing! I love new recipes for quick breads. I make banana bread all the time, so it will be great to have a new variation on it. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

    • I love quick breads too! Actually thats all I make! This was really good. Thanks Brooke!

  10. dianaramblesdotcom

    You had me at glaze…

  11. Beautiful! That glaze looks amazing! I still have my Christmas stuff up too :)

    • I prefer quick breads because they are so easy! This was really a good combo!

  12. holy schmoly this looks so utterly deeeeelicious! but that is 1/2 cup vegetable “oil” right? and not vegetable? cuz i’m not really a fan of vegetables in my banana bread but hey it looks so dang good i think i’ll try it! LOL

  13. Pinning – this sounds delicious and I love quick breads. YEA!

    Found you at the Mandatory Mooch!

    • I love quick bread too! Thanks Heather!

  14. What a fun twist for banana bread…and I just found some cinnamon chips while cleaning out the cupboards yesterday:-) Gorgeous looking bread!!!

    • This is a great way to use up cinnamon chips! Then of course you have to replace those with more because you never know what you might make!

  15. This sounds out of this world! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

  16. Kendall

    In your directions it says to mix in the oil but oil isn’t listed in the ingredients. Did you use oil?

  17. Shannon

    In your directions it says to whisk together, flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, baking soda. But there is no baking soda listed in the ingredients list. I took a guess & hope it turns out, its in the oven baking right now.

  18. This looks amazing!~ Yum! Great idea with the Maple Syrup and I have never heard of cinnamon flavored baking chips~ Thanks for linking up!

  19. I am featuring you today! This looks amazing! Thank you for linking up at Made in a Day!

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    • Thank you Anne, my husband LOVED this!

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  22. Cinnamon chips in banana bread? Yes please! Time is definitely going too fast and my decorations are still up!

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