My Banana Bread has a crunchy, caramelized Maple Walnut Topping which adds a new twist to your normal banana bread recipe! This fluffy and moist banana bread is a great breakfast treat.
The topping is made with chopped walnuts which are caramelized with maple syrup and sprinkled on top of the dough before the bread goes into the oven. I love this maple walnut topping and used it also for my Banana Nut Maple Muffins.
Today it’s time for a Banana Bread! Not an ordinary Banana Bread but a special one topped with something crunchy and sweet.
I love the topping on my Maple Glazed Walnut Muffins. By toasting the walnuts in the butter, they release their essential oils and become more fragrant and flavorful. The maple syrup caramelizes the walnuts and makes the topping sticky and sweet.
I could eat the topping by itself, so why not combine my banana bread with the best topping.
Bananas and Walnuts = A dream team!
For this recipe, you need very ripe bananas. I let yellow bananas sit for 4-5 days on my counter until they are really brown and smell ripe. They are much more flavourful and make baked goods moist and creamy. If you ever have too many ripe bananas at home and don’t know how to use them just put the peeled bananas into a ziplock bag and freeze them. They are great for recipes like this!
My banana bread will stay fresh and soft for up to 3 days or longer. You can also freeze it up to 2 months. I love to have a slice of this delicious bread for breakfast, just take a slice out of the freezer the night before and you have a great treat in the morning.
You guys, that Banana Bread is so tasty! You have to try it!
Banana Bread with Maple-Walnut Topping
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 175 °C (325 °F)
- Beat the sugar and eggs until well incorporated.
- Beat in the banana.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger to the sugar mixture.
- Mix thoroughly until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the wet mixture.
- Pour in the melted butter (let it cool down a little bit) and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Add your chocolate chips and mix them in.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin (greased and dusted with flour).
- For the topping: Melt the butter in a little pan, add walnuts and maple syrup.
- Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
- Spoon the topping on top of the banana bread.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean.