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My favorite Maple Banana Bread with Cinnamon Spice Butter. All made in one bowl, quick to mix up, warming, and SO DELICIOUS! Yep, that pretty much sums up this banana bread, it’s the perfect bread to bake up this weekend. With over-ripe bananas, coconut oil, pure maple, eggs, vanilla, flour, butter, and warm winter spices. This is sure to become your favorite banana bread. Perfect for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even an after-dinner dessert.

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Like clockwork, every single January, I seem to share banana bread. It’s not something I do intentionally, it’s more so that my family just loves banana bread. And personally, I love making it. Banana bread was a recipe my mom and I would make when I was a kid.

We’d do a lot of baking together on the bitter-cold winter days when we lived in Cleveland. Most of the time, it was her chocolate chip cookies, her oatmeal cookies, a chocolate cake, buckeyes, or her special K-bars.

Do you see a theme? A lot of chocolate.

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The one, non-chocolate thing we’d bake together was banana bread. She made hers so simply, I can almost remember the recipe by heart. For some reason, I’ve never once shared her original banana bread.

This is pretty close though, only I used a few more wholesome ingredients. I now use maple syrup to sweeten the bread. I also use whole wheat pastry flour, which we’ve found makes the bread even more delicious.

Oh, and coconut oil in place of canola oil.

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The details

This could not be easier. Locate four very ripe bananas. I’m talking practically black bananas and very soft. If they’re just too black to eat, they’re perfect for banana bread.

Mash up the bananas and then mix with a little coconut oil, pure maple syrup, a couple of eggs, and a splash of vanilla. Add whole wheat flour, a pinch of cinnamon, and a dash of salt. The cinnamon is that unexpected ingredient that might seem a bit off, but it’s actually what makes the bread really good. It’s subtle enough that you can’t really tell it’s there, but it adds a special touch.

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You can mix in some walnuts if you like, sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. It really just depends on the day.

While the bread is baking, make the butter. Some might skip this step, but please, I’m begging you all, MAKE THE BUTTER.

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It’s so delicious when slathered over a warm piece of bread. I whip the butter with either honey or maple. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, and a pinch of sea salt. Whip it all up until the butter is light and creamy.

Trust me on the butter. If you love anything pumpkin spice, you’re going to love the butter.

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The bread with the butter slathered on is very tender, very banana-y, sweetened lightly with maple, and full of yumminess.

A warm slice of perfect banana bread with cinnamon spice butter is perfect any time of day!

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Looking for other sweet winter recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Iced Lemon Loaf

Peanut Butter Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Rye Banana Bread

5 Minute Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Mug Cake

Maple Glazed Doughnuts

Baked Chocolate Fudge Glazed Doughnuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Chai Espresso Martini

Lastly, if you make this Maple Banana Bread with Cinnamon Spice Butter be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Maple Banana Bread with Cinnamon Butter

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories Per Serving: 366 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Cinnamon Spice Butter


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9×5 inch bread pan.
    2. In a bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts, if using. 
    3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is just set. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting…or just eat it warm with a smear of cinnamon butter. Enjoy!
    4. To make the cinnamon butter, In a bowl, beat the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, and a pinch of salt. Serve with the warm bread.


Bread will keep (covered) for 3-5 days.
Calories based on 8 servings per loaf.
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve tried many banana bread recipes over the years and found many are so sweet you lose the complexity of flavours. This one has (for my taste) hit the right balance and has become my go to recipe for banana bread. I have added different things in – dark chocolate, toasted pecans, blueberries – all were delicious. The ‘icing on the cake’ is the butter – oh my…

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Thanks for making this recipe and your comment, so glad it was enjoyed! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

  2. This is a great recipe. I did up the maple syrup to 1/3 C and added 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Three large bananas and 1/2 C crushed walnuts. I also opted for a maple donut style glaze instead of that delicious sounding butter. I’m not much of a repeat-recipe baker but this bread is going to be a regular fall treat.

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it turned out well for you:)

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I sub the wheat flour with 1cup almond flour, 1/2c tapioca starch. It turns out amazing every time. Thanks Tieghan!

  4. Hi, this looks amazing. Could I substitute the coconut oil with rapeseed oil or any other oil? I’m also wondering if I can substitute the cinnamon with anything like ginger or to just leave it out? Thank you!!

  5. 5 stars
    I literally just buy bananas to make this recipe and patiently wait for them to turn brown. This is the best banana bread recipe I’ve tried, and as lover of b-bread, I’ve tried so many recipes. Thank you for sharing!

    Modifications – tested the limits of bananas with 5 bananas instead of 4 (soooo tasty!), used whole wheat flour, added an extra 1/2 cup flour, a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar for lift, some chocolate chips, and a teaspoon of cardamom for flavor. I cover the loaf with foil around 30 min to stop the browning.

  6. 5 stars
    Just made the bread and butter to go with it and just wow! Absolutely delicious will 100% be making this again! Love that there’s no sugar in sight and makes me feel like it’s a healthy treat with a cup of tea 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! This time I substituted the 1/4 cup coconut oil with 1/4 cup olive oil. In addition, I used a 1/2 cup buckwheat flour and 1 cup all purpose. The results were delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is phenomenal! I love that it is sweetened with maple syrup and calls for no additional sugar! The cinnamon butter is out of this world. It’s a fan favorite in my home and I have shared it with everyone because it’s a 10/10 for me!

  9. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious, fall take on banana bread!! And that cinnamon spice butter TAKES IT OVER THE TOP 🤤🤤 I can’t wait to try more of your fall recipes!! Thanks so much for sharing as always 💗

  10. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! I am gluten free so I used King Arthur gluten free flour and added two teaspoons of Demerara sugar and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon on top. It added a touch of additional sweetness and it was amazing! Thank you again for another delicious fall recipe!!!