January 4, 2022

Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
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A soft and tender bread full of maple and cinnamon flavors perfectly balanced with chunks of ripe bananas. This maple cinnamon banana bread is also topped with a buttery cinnamon streusel that's truly to die for. Make this maple cinnamon banana bread for breakfast with a cup of tea or for a light dessert after dinner!

Do you have leftover ripe bananas? Try these Easy Banana Nut Muffins for a fun bake or try these Caramelized Banana and Prune Breakfast Bowls for a healthy way to start the day!

maple cinnamon banana bread sliced on a serving tray

new year... new banana bread recipe

Yep, you read that correctly. This is my new banana bread recipe and it's so good. Maple cinnamon flavors paired with ripe bananas and topped with a buttery cinnamon streusel - like wow. Talk about a flavor bomb, this is it!

After the heavy food from the holidays, sometimes you just want something delicious and simple. This maple cinnamon banana bread is the answer. You may be wondering what the question was.

The question is "when will you be going to the grocery store to get the ingredients to make this banana bread?". Specifically, this maple cinnamon banana bread. Because I promise you, once you make it, you'll be coming back to this recipe to make it over and over again.

up close photo of maple cinnamon banana bread sliced on a dish cloth

how do i make maple cinnamon banana bread?

Simply put - just add all of the ingredients to one bowl and mix. Now of course, it's not THAT simple but in essence that's what done. See below.

  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel - melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Mix until crumbles form and put in the refrigerator.
  3. Mash the bananas in a large bowl and then add brown sugar, maple syrup, maple extract, cinnamon, melted butter, and the egg. Mix everything together until everything is incorporated. *It's ok if the batter is lumpy, this is expected.
  4. Add the flour, kosher, and baking soda into the batter and mix until there are no dry patches of flour. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is mixed together!
  5. Spray a 9x5 baking pan with nonstick baking spray and add the batter. Add streusel evenly on top and bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
sliced loaf on a serving tray with coffee cups in the background

what do i need to make maple cinnamon banana bread?

What i love about this recipe is that you don't need any fancy equipment. However, there are a couple must haves that I recommend to ensure the best outcome!

The first is a 9x5 baking pan/loaf pan. This is the correct size pan to accommodate the batter and provide adequate room for the maple cinnamon banana bread to rise properly in the oven without spilling. Of note, you can use a bigger pan, however, you can't use anything smaller. It'll spill over the top while baking.

The second thing that I love for this recipe is maple extract. It isn't mandatory, but it truly elevates the maple flavor. I love love love this extract because it's subtle but unforgettable at the same time.

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how do i store banana bread?

If you're eating banana bread right away, store on your counter top covered with plastic wrap in an airtight container. This will lock in the moisture and keep it fresh! I do not recommend storing it in the refrigerator because the cool air will dry it out. It'll turn into a brick and no one wants that! If storing on the counter, it'll last for about 5 days. After that, I'd recommend tossing the leftovers.

If you're freezing the banana bread for future enjoyment, cover the entire loaf with plastic wrap and then put it into a zip-loc bag. When you're ready to thaw it out, simply leave the loaf out at room temperature to defrost it. The maple cinnamon banana bread can last in the freezer for about 2 months.

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Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread - a soft and moist banana bread with a maple syrup with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping!
Serving: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Calories: 430kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas, very ripe and soft
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 
  • ½ tsp kosher salt 
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon Streusel

  • 4 tbsps butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Mix together until crumbly. Add to the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add brown sugar, maple syrup, maple extract, cinnamon, egg, and melted butter. Mix together until all ingredients all incorporated. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until a batter forms (batter will be slightly lumpy).
  • Spray a 9x5 baking pan with nonstick baking spray and add batter. Pour cinnamon streusel on top, ensuring there's an even coat across the top of the batter. Bake for 60 minutes.
  • Allow bread to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal
Course: Breakfast, desserts
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the softest, fluffiest banana bread I've ever had. The maple and cinnamon just took the flavors over the top. May not make any other banana bread recipe ever again!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the flavors of this banana bread! And the Cinnamon Streusel topping is the best! Definitely will be making this again!

  3. 5 stars
    The combination of cinnamon and banana was delicious! The bread was super easy to make and had the perfect texture. I look forward to making this one again.

  4. 5 stars
    Such a delicious dessert. The texture was perfect and came out so soft and fluffy. I had this for dessert and breakfast because it was so tasty. Will definitely be making this again.