MAPLE BANANA BREAD

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons softened
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 medium bananas peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) Optional
Maple Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions:
Whisk together the flour and baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl using a mixer combine the butter, white sugar, eggs, buttermilk, bananas, maple syrup and maple extract.
Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture and continue mixing with mixer. Fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 5 baking dish and pour in batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 60 to 65 minutes or until center tests done. Add maple glaze recipe below.
Maple glaze instructions:
Combine brown sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil on top of the stove. Boil for one minute stirring constantly. Remove and add maple extract and powdered sugar. Drizzle over banana bread. Can add more milk if glaze starts to harden.

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