Maple Vanilla Banana Bread

Everyone loves banana bread, and this recipe adds the caramel warmth of maple syrup, to take this family favourite into the stratosphere!

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Prep:
20mins
Cook:
55mins
Serves:
12

Ingredients

  1. 100g butter, softened and cubed
  2. 100g brown sugar
  3. 50g caster sugar
  4. 2 tbsp Queen Pure Maple Syrup
  5. ½ tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 225g self-raising flour
  8. 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  9. 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
  10. 1 cup icing sugar
  11. 2 tbsp Queen Pure Maple Syrup

Method

  1. Step 1

    To make maple vanilla banana bread, pre-heat the oven to 160C fan-forced and grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper so that it extends over the sides.

  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy then add the eggs and beat until the mixture is thick.

  3. Step 3

    Beat in the vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup then add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and beat them through.

  4. Step 4

    Finally, add the banana and mix just until combined.

  5. Step 5

    Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 55 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave the banana bread to cool completely in the tin.

  6. Step 6

    When it has cooled, make the icing by mixing the sifted icing sugar together with the maple syrup and stirring in the water, a little at a time until it is thin enough to drizzle.

  7. Step 7

    Take the cooled banana bread out of the tin and drizzle the icing over the top.

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