maple banana bread

This weekend, I made burned bread pudding, soupy chocolate pie, and a bowl of cereal instead of a real dinner.

That’s one major recipe fail. Which has the potential to lead to a major blog fail for the week.

But guess what? I can think of one thing which is virtually fail-proof, and that’s butter, sugar and flour. And by butter, sugar and flour, I mean banana bread.

Hello, Maple Banana Bread. Maybe I’m not a failure after all.

To console myself, I ate three pieces, with butter.


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 2 eggs
  • 3–4 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix all ingredients through maple flavoring. Add last three ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into a greased 9×5 pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Do not overbake.

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook Time: 50 mins Yield: 10-15