Spiced Maple Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3ripe bananas
  • 2eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with nonstick spray.

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  • Step 2

    Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Mash bananas until mostly smooth but some chunks remain. Add eggs, oil, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla extract; mix with a wooden spoon. Add flour mixture and walnuts. Mix just until flour is moistened. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven, rotating pan halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert bread onto the wire rack to cool completely.

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