maple banana bread

April 7, 2006 at 6:40 am (masarap/taste good)

making banana bread makes me feel good. really, taking darkening bananas and turning it into something delicious is a good feeling, like drinking warm milk when you wake up in the morning. not to mention, it makes your house smell incredible…! my aunt once told me that when you are trying to sell your house and hold an open house, you should bake chocolate chip cookies to entice the potential buyers. if i ever sell my house in the future, i'll be baking a maple banana bread.

i made the following recipe and running out of half of the intended maple goodness, i improvised and used condensed milk, which turned out great. it made the bread fluffy and creamy, moist and with the right amount of sweetness. i also like this recipe because it doesn't have a whole lot of refined sugar. next time i'd try it with a full dose of maple syrup and see how it turns out.


4 cups of unbleached flour

2 large eggs

1 cup (2 sticks) melted sweet butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 mashed super ripe bananas (about 2 cups)

6 tablespoons milk 

3 tablespoons brown sugar

ready, set, go:

1. heat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. mix butter, bananas, and eggs in a bowl. mix in maple syrup and condensed milk. add milk.

3. combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.  

4. combine flour mixture into wet ingredients only till all ingredients are combined. the secret to a good banana bread is to NOT OVERMIX. mix just well enough for everything to pull together.

5. divide batter into two 9X5 inch loaf pans. sprinkle brown sugar on top of each loaf. bake for about 40 min. or till clean knife comes out after being inserted in the middle of the loaf.


1 Comment

  1. greta said,

    sounds amazing, thanks!

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