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A serving of banana bread with pecans and a maple glaze

Maple glazed banana bread with pecans

A moist banana bread with crunchy pecans and a maple glaze
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
cooling and decorating time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 464 kcal


  • Mixing bowls
  • electric whisk or stand mixer
  • rectangular cake tin


  • 2 bananas
  • 285 grams all-purpose flour
  • 110 grams butter
  • 230 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 grams yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 150 grams pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 275 grams icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F
  • Roughly chop half the pecans into small pieces and the other half into larger chunks. 
  • Mash the bananas to a mush with a fork and then mix in the yoghurt. 
  • In a bowl, whisk the sugar and butter together until it is smooth and fluffy. 
  • Slowly add the eggs, and then the banana/yoghurt mixture. 
  • Combine the flour, cinnamon and baking soda together in a separate bowl, and then fold into the bowl of wet mixture. 
  • Stir through the small chunks of pecans, and then pour the batter into a greased cake tin.
  • Bake in the oven for around an hour, it needs quite a long time to cook as it's such a wet batter. To test if it's done, poke a skewer into the batter and check it comes out clean. Remove to a cooling rack.

Maple glaze

  • To make the icing, boil the water in a kettle.
  • Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually but briskly stir in the water to avoid any lumps. Add the maple syrup and stir until it is smooth and combined. 
  • Pour the maple glaze over the banana bread and then sprinkle the rest of the pecans on top. Slice up and serve! 


Calories: 464kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 105IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword banana bread with pecans, maple glaze
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