This simple banana bread recipe is great for breakfast, dessert or anytime in between! The maple cinnamon flavoring and maple glaze make this banana bread recipe taste out of this world!
How To Make A Simple Banana Bread Recipe
This banana bread recipe is truly a “quick bread” recipe. It takes one bowl and a few minutes to throw together. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting the hour for it to bake!
This recipe starts by creaming together butter and sugar. I used both brown and granulated sugar for this recipe, with the brown sugar making up a greater part of the recipe. I add a few eggs to the mix just until combined and then I stir in the bananas. I use about two cups of bananas which is the equivalent of roughly 3 small bananas. It really isn’t going to affect the batter much if you use a little more or a little less, but it may affect the flavor.
I also add maple syrup, cinnamon flavored chips, and a little cinnamon to my batter for a more intense flavor. But you can absolutely leave out one or the other. They do compliment the banana flavor nicely, however. As mentioned above, this banana bread will take about an hour to bake.
I topped my banana bread with a super simple maple-flavored glaze. It is literally the icing on the cake!
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When Is The Banana Bread Done Baking?
There will be quite a bit of batter in that 9 x5 baking dish which means as it bakes it will rise to the top of the baking pan. Sometimes, the top of the bread begins to brown rapidly, while the inside is a little slower to bake. If this happens, loosely cover the top of the bread with aluminum foil. The banana bread is done baking when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean or with a few loose crumbs.
Can Banana Bread Be Frozen?
Yes, banana bread freezes wonderfully! Once the bread has completely cooled, wrap the bread in plastic wrap and then once again in aluminum foil before placing in the freezer. The bread is good in the freezer for 1-2 months. I would not freeze the bread with the glaze, however. If you would like the glaze, thaw the banana bread and the drizzle the bread with the glaze before serving.
This banana bread shares the same base as this Banana Split Banana Bread. Some of my favorite quick bread recipes are this Double Chocolate Quick Bread, Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread, Strawberry Bread Recipe, Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread, and Lemon Zucchini Quick Bread Recipe.
- ½ cup softened butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups mashed bananas (I used 3 small bananas)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cinnamon flavored chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1-tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 5 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine softened butter and both sugars and beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time to the butter until incorporated. Add bananas.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in the cinnamon chips and pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake bread for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool completely before adding the glaze.
- To prepare the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk syrup until the desired consistency is achieved adding more ore less milk and sugar as needed.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 318Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 52mgSodium 176mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 7gSugar 27gProtein 4g