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Banana Bread with Maple-Walnut Topping

My Banana Bread has a crunchy, caramelized Maple-Walnut Topping which adds a new twist to my favorite banana bread recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 medium sized bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp 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, bicarbonate of 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.