Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Banana Bread

We love banana bread!  That’s the best part of buying bananas.  Sometimes the same banana bread recipe needs to be changed a little.  A little variety in the banana bread department is fine with me.  Our son, Landon, won’t turn banana bread down, unless it has nuts.  He get’s that, from his dad. 

This bread still tastes like banana bread.  I use brown sugar and maple syrup instead of white sugar.  I just bought a jar of local maple syrup and it screamed, banana bread!  You know those moments?  Ok, maple syrup, ask nicely.  And that’s how this bread was made.  

Manners go a long way.  Wouldn’t you agree?

A nice slice of banana bread toasted and spread with butter over top.  Oh yum!  What do you mean, you’ve never toasted banana bread?   It’s pretty good and you should try it for breakfast.  Make a cup of coffee/tea and pour some of my homemade vanilla creamer into your cup.  And enjoy with a slice of brown sugar and maple syrup banana bread.  A great way to start off any day! 

I’m really starting to get hungry again.  I may need to grab a snack. 

For this recipe, I pureed the bananas.  This provides a smoother texture and a moist banana bread.  No banana chunks in this bread, but full of flavor!  If you prefer a chunkier banana bread, then don’t puree the bananas.  No big deal. 

If you’re a fan of brown sugar and maple syrup, you’ll enjoy this bread.  One of my favorite oatmeal combinations is maple and brown sugar.  I like anything that’s brown sugar and maple flavor!  The combination of the two just works!  

Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Banana Bread
A slightly different banana bread recipe to use up your bananas. If you're a brown sugar and maple fan, you'll enjoy this bread.
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  1. 1/4 cup salted butter - melted
  2. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/2 teaspoon maple extract (Optional)
  7. 3 bananas - pureed (1 1/2 cups)
  8. 1 1/2 cups sifted pastry flour
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray standard size loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Puree your bananas and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in medium microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar and maple syrup, whisk well. Add the eggs and vanilla, whisk until fully combined. Pour in the pureed bananas, whisk to combine.
  4. Add sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to mixture. Gently whisk together, to incorporate. Don't over mix.
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting or flipping out of pan.
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14 comments on “Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Banana Bread

  1. Celli

    You do a magníficent job with your pictures and ideas, you should be on Food Network!!!! They need someone like you!! Great Job!!!!!!!

    1. Vanessa

      Thank you!

  2. Sarah

    This looks delicious – Quick question though – Does it use a quarter cup or a quarter pound of butter? It just says 1/4 butter.


    1. Vanessa

      Hi Sarah, thanks for pointing that out. I fixed that. It’s 1/4 cup of salted butter. Glad you liked the bread!

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita

    Yum!! I’m constantly switching up my banana bread recipe, and I love this fall twist with the maple and brown sugar! Sounds so delicious.

    1. Vanessa

      Rachel, I’m glad you like to switch it up in the banana bread department. Lots of great recipes to try!

  4. Yum Girl

    This looks delicious! Thanks for submitting to YG recently – I’m sharing on FB today as it is National Banana Bread Day. Hope you will submit recipes again real soon!

    1. Vanessa

      Thanks for the kind comment, Yum Girl!

  5. Sarabeth

    I was just looking for a banana bread with maple syrup recipe and came across your blog! We’re also crazy for banana bread. In addition to toasting it, we’ll do banana bread French toast! It’s scrumptious with strawberries!

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Sarabeth! French toast banana bread with strawberries, sounds like a great breakfast! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Scott

    Oh my…we made this last night and I quite literally had to nail my feet to floor to keep from floating into the ceiling fan. In a word, heavenly. Lightly toasted and served with a dollop of hazelnut crème fraîche this makes the perfect foil for a cup of absurdly strong Vietnamese coffee. Even our boys – suspicious of anything that doesn’t have Hostess on the wrapper – devoured it. Many thanks from our family to yours.

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Scott! I’m so happy to hear that you and your family, really enjoyed this banana bread! Toasted banana bread is awesome! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  7. Suzy

    I never see pastry flour. Which more common flour do you suggest instead?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Suzy!
      You can use well sifted all-purpose flour, in place of the pastry flour.