• 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe mashed banana (about 4 medium bananas)
  • 3/4 cup chopped California walnuts, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and grease and flour a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together oil, maple syrup, yogurt, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture followed by mashed bananas and walnuts, reserving a small handful of walnuts to sprinkle on top of the batter.
  4. Spread batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
  5. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let cool completely on a wire rack before carefully removing from the pan and slicing.