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Banana Bread with Maple Butter

Recipe makes 1 small loaf tin, for a bigger loaf tin double the recipe.

Banana Bread with Maple Butter


For the Banana Bread

• 2 Ripe Bananas

• 150g Caster Sugar

• 100g Vegetable/Sunflower Oil

• 1 Medium Egg

• 1tsp Vanilla

• 175g Self Raising Flour

• ½ tsp Baking Powder

• 1 tsp Cinnamon

• 1tbs Butter + 1tsp to grease the loaf tin

For the Maple Butter (optional)

• 50g Maple Syrup (Store in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before use so it’s cold.)

• 100g Butter


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180*c.

2. Brush the inside of the loaf tin with butter and line with parchment paper.

3. Peel the bananas and add them into a mixing bowl then mash them with a fork until smooth.

4. Add the sugar, oil, egg and vanilla.

5. Whisk until it is fully combined.

6. Sieve the flour, cinnamon and baking powder into the mixing bowl.

7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.

8. Spoon the cake mix into the loaf tin.

9. In a small bowl mix the butter until it has softened slightly then add it into a piping bag.

10. Cut the tip off the piping bag so the butter comes out roughly 1cm wide.

11. Pipe the butter on top of the banana bread down the middle lengthways.

12. Place the banana bread into the oven for 30 minutes.

13. You can check if the banana bread is ready by checking with a toothpick or skewer, it should come out clean when ready.

14. While the banana bread is cooling down you can make the maple butter.

15. Melt the butter in the microwave until it has almost fully melted.

16. Whisk the maple syrup into the butter until it has fully incorporated and starts to thicken.

17. Spoon the maple butter into a ramekin and place it into the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

18. Slice the banana bread, spread with some maple butter and enjoy!


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