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Maple Pecan Banana Bread

Healthy Maple Pecan Banana Bread Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Banana bread is one of those things that you can never have too many recipes for. Well, aside from a really good plain recipe. You need one of those. But when it comes to variations, I love trying all kinds of flavor combinations. Since it’s fall, it was about time that I tried a fall flavored banana bread. Since I’ve been all about maple lately, it shouldn’t surprise you that a maple pecan banana bread was the first one out of my oven!

Maple Pecan Banana Quick Bread Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Maple syrup and honey are the sweeteners in this bread and yogurt replaces the use of oil. Chopped pecans add a bit of crunch and a hint of cinnamon gives a boost of flavor. What I think may be my favorite part of this bread is the pecan topping. Chopped pecans are tossed with cinnamon and maple syrup and toast up nicely while the bread bakes. I may have been picking the pecans off the top of the bread because they were so good!

Maple Pecan Banana Bread made with no oil or butter from A Kitchen Addiction

But if you can refrain from picking off all of the candied pecans, they make a great topping to this fall flavored banana bread! If you’re looking for a new banana bread recipe to add to your collection, this one won’t disappoint. You’ll find yourself making loaf after loaf when they keep disappearing!

Maple Pecan Banana Bread
Author: A Kitchen Addiction
Serves: 12
  • For the Banana Bread
  • 2 1/4 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 C mashed banana
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • For the Pecan Topping
  • 6 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×5 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.

Maple Pecan Banana Quick Bread Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Monday 31st of December 2018

I just checked I have everything to make this amazing looking bread! Thank you so much for sharing it????.


Thursday 20th of December 2018

What is a good sub for the maple extract?

Julie @ Running in a Skirt

Monday 12th of October 2015

Oh wow! You seriously make the best sounding/looking food. I love the addition of maple! Good call!

Liora- allthingsloveli

Sunday 11th of October 2015

What a delicious spin on banana bread!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Sunday 11th of October 2015

OH man how have I never had maple in banana bread before? Sounds great no matter what season! And yes those candied pecans on top are calling my name.