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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Maple Banana Bread with Cinnamon Butter
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories Per Serving: 366 kcal
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- 4 medium overly ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/4 cup mashed)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup walnuts (optional)
- 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.
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Bread will keep (covered) for 3-5 days. Calories based on 8 servings per loaf.