Maple Pecan Banana Bread
Serves: 12
For the Banana Bread
  • 2¼ C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ C mashed banana
  • ½ C plain yogurt
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • ¼ C honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ½ C chopped pecans
For the Pecan Topping
  • 6 tbsp chopped pecans
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed banana, yogurt, maple syrup, honey, eggs, vanilla extract, and maple extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Stir together chopped pecans and cinnamon for the topping. Stir in maple syrup. Sprinkle over top of batter.
  6. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You will want to check the bread at 30 minutes to see if your pecans are getting too browned. If they are, just place a piece of aluminum foil over the top for the remainder of the baking time.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe by A Kitchen Addiction at