Hey friends!! I always buy bananas when I go grocery shopping because I only enjoy the taste (and texture) when they’re bright yellow. I usually buy too many because I rarely eat them fast enough before they’re all spotted and brown. Instead of throwing them away and wasting perfectly ripe and sweet bananas, I’ve now started making banana bread with them. If you can relate, I suggest you start doing the same!

I know so many people who don’t fancy bananas and even some people who do not eat them at all yet, shockingly, they love banana bread. Crazy, right? But this is exactly why I encourage you to give this recipe a try no matter your level of love/hate for bananas. The banana flavor is significant but not overwhelming and the sweetness is just right. I consider this a healthier dessert (without the maple glaze) but if you prefer your dessert on the sweeter side, the maple glaze pairs perfectly with this banana bread. And here’s a simple tip that can make this bread even better— add about a 1 tsp of cinnamon and a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to your banana bread batter. AMAZING! I’m excited to share this recipe with you because I know it will not disappoint. Happy baking! 🙂



Banana Bread

2 cups (240 g) flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 1/4 cup (250 g) sugar

½ cup (120 mL) vegetable oil

2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk

½ teaspoon vanilla

3 bananas mashed very well

½ cup (64 g) chopped walnuts (optional)

Maple Glaze

1/4 cup (55 g) unsalted butter

1/2 cup (120 mL) pure maple syrup

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup (115 g) powdered sugar


Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C) degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix egg, sugar and oil. Stir until well combined

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stir well. The mixture will be thick and dry.

  5. Add milk, vanilla and mashed bananas, stirring until incorporated. (Optional: mix in walnuts).

  6. Pour batter into a loaf pan.

  7. Cook 60-75 minutes (checking frequently) or until a knife comes out clean.

  8. Cool completely before glazing.

Maple Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon on low heat. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar, whisk until fully combined. (If you prefer an icing instead of glaze, add more powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency.)

  2. Let the glaze cool for 8-10 minutes to thicken.

  3. Stir and pour it over the completely cooled banana bread.

  4. Allow the glaze to harden completely before cutting into slices.

*recipe modified from these sources (1)(2).

Please leave any questions or reviews in the comments below. If you give this recipe a try post your pictures on Instagram and tag @bakingbucket #bakingbucket so I can see and share!