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Maple Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze

This Maple Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze is a simple banana bread made with maple syrup! The maple syrup gives this a lightly sweet taste and texture that is perfect for fall.

If you love making banana bread as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite banana bread recipes like my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread, or my Almond Butter Banana Bread.

maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze slices on a board
maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze slice on a plate

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy recipe for banana bread made with maple syrup as it’s a simple fall recipe that goes so well with any cozy drink! This Maple Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze makes a delicious mid morning or afternoon snack with a warm cup of tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate! Try my Kava Tea Steamer for a day time snack or my Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate for an evening dessert!

I love making banana bread as it’s a simple, classic dessert that is always a crowd pleaser. I use maple syrup in addition to cane sugar in this banana bread for a light and sweet flavor that just makes you think of fall. I also used vegetable shortening in this banana bread, in place of butter, which is my usual fat choice. The vegetable shortening makes this have an even lighter crumb, but of course, you could use butter if you prefer!

maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze

Ingredients

Spectrum Organic Vegetable Shortening

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Bananas

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Lafaza Organic Ground Vanilla Bean

maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

USA Pan 1-Pound Loaf Pan

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Mixing Bowl

Whisk

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound baking pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal. 

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the shortening, cane sugar, and maple syrup. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of shortening. 

Add the bananas, heavy whipping cream, and eggs. Mix on low until combined. 

Add the flour, baking powder, and sea salt and mix on low until combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.

Step 3

Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Once the loaf has cooled, remove it from the pan. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze slice on a plate

FAQ's

Can I use butter in place of shortening?

Absolutely! I always make my banana bread with butter, but I used vegetable shortening here and it really gives it a very light texture which goes so well with the maple syrup flavor profile. But if you are team butter, I totally get that. Just be sure your butter is softened when using it.

Why do you need to use ripe bananas for banana bread?

When bananas ripen, the starches turn to sugar. This is what provides the sweet flavor to ripe bananas as opposed to the starchy or sour flavor you may experience when a banana is not very ripe. So, make sure bananas are ripe!

How should I store banana bread?

Banana bread is moist and fluffy, just like cake. Hell, it is cake! So, it needs to be stored in an airtight container to stay fresh.

maple banana bread with vanilla bean glaze

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Maple Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Mimi Council
This moist and fluffy banana bread made with maple syrup with a vanilla bean glaze is a delicious snack anytime of day!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound baking pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the shortening, cane sugar, and maple syrup. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of shortening.
  • Add the bananas, heavy whipping cream, and eggs. Mix on low until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and sea salt and mix on low until combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Once the loaf has cooled, remove it from the pan.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

Gluten Free – Replace the all purpose flour with 191 grams (scant 1 ¼ cups) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 222mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 303IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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