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Maple Walnut Bread


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5 from 15 votes
Cook Time : 50 mins
Total Time : 1 hr
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Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Maple Walnut Bread is a delicious and easy-to-make quick bread. It’s perfect for breakfast or a snack, and makes a wonderful gift!

If you enjoy Maple Glazed Baked Pork Chops, then you will also enjoy this easy bread recipe. It’s so simple to make and it’s full of sweet maple flavor that your entire family will enjoy.

Maple Walnut Bread on a plate, with walnuts and coffee on the side.

Maple Walnut Loaf

One of the best things about baking with walnuts is that they not only provide a tasty crunch, but are also full of health benefits, such as omega-3 fatty acids. This Maple Walnut Bread is a great way to get those benefits while also enjoying a delicious and easy-to-make quick bread.

Why I Love This Recipe

Maple Walnut Bread is a delicious and easy-to-make quick bread. It’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, so you can enjoy this great-tasting treat on any occasion!

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

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Ingredients

Maple Walnut Bread ingredients.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this delicious homemade maple nut loaf recipe. Gather these ingredients and get ready to enjoy this soft quick bread recipe.

butter – I like to use salted butter for this recipe. Just note that you don’t want to soften it for this homemade nut loaf.

chopped walnuts – I used raw walnuts. You can use roasted in a pinch though.

Substitutions

Nuts: Instead of walnuts you can also use pecans.

Milk: I used whole milk in this recipe, however, you can use any type of milk that you have on hand.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ways that you can change up this recipe to suit your tastebuds.

Add in some chocolate chips – I love the taste of chocolate and walnuts together.

Use a different type of nut – I think that pecans or even almonds would be delicious in this recipe.

Add a streusel topping – If you want to make this recipe even more special, you can add a streusel topping.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe.

  • sifter – you will need a sifter so that your flour turns out light and fluffy
  • loaf pan – a basic 9-inch loaf pan will work for this recipe

How to Make Maple Walnut Bread

Making this maple nut loaf is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious loaf of quick bread in no time at all.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare a baking pan

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper, with an overhang on the sides. Set aside.

Step 2: Sift together the dry ingredients

Next, sift together dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) into a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Blend in the cold butter

Add butter slices into the bowl and use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Continue until the ingredients are fully incorporated with one another and stick together slightly when pinched.

a pastry cutter being used to cut the butter into the flour mixture in a glass bowl.

Step 4: Stir in the sugar and walnuts

Add sugar and walnuts. Mix.

walnuts and sugar added to the flour mixture in a glass bowl.

Step 5: Mix together the wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs and milk. Add maple syrup.

eggs, milk and maple syrup in a small mixing bowl.

Step 6: Mix together the dry and wet ingredients

Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour and butter mixture. Slowly incorporate all ingredients by mixing. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Step 7: Bake the loaf until done

Pour into the lined loaf pan and bake for 45-60 minutes. Test its readiness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it is ready.

maple walnut bread batter on parchment paper in the loaf pan.

Step 8: Allow the loaf to cool completely

Allow to set in the pan for about 5-10 minutes, then place on a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.

slices of Maple Walnut Bread on a plate, with walnuts on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this maple nut loaf with a cup of iced coffee or a Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream or tea. You can also enjoy it as is, or with a dollop of butter on top. 

Maple Walnut Bread on a plate, with walnuts and coffee on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that this recipe turns out perfectly for you every time that you make it.

  • Be careful not to overmix the batter.
  • You can use roasted or raw walnuts in this recipe.
  • Any type of milk will work in this recipe.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This maple nut loaf can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.

Can I freeze this recipe?

Yes, you can freeze this recipe. Place the cooled loaf in a freezer-safe bag and store it in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to enjoy it, thaw it overnight on the counter or in the refrigerator, then warm it up in the oven for a few minutes.

Can I make this without the nuts?

Yes, you can make this recipe without the nuts. Simply omit them from the ingredients list and continue with the recipe as directed.

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Maple Walnut Bread

Corinne Schmitt
This Maple Walnut Bread is sweet, moist and full of fall flavor.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Quick Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 246 kcal

Equipment

  • loaf pan
  • sifter
  • parchment paper
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter cut into slices (not softened)
  • ¼ cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper, with an overhang on the sides. Set aside.
  • Next, sift together dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) into a mixing bowl.
  • Add butter slices into the bowl and use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Continue until the ingredients are fully incorporated with one another and sticks together slightly when pinched.
  • Add sugar and walnuts. Mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together eggs and milk. Add maple syrup.
  • Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour and butter mixture. Slowly incorporate all ingredients by mixing. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  • Pour into the lined loaf pan and bake for 45-60 minutes. Test its readiness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
  • Allow to set in the pan for about 5-10 minutes then place on a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

  • Be careful not to overmix the batter. 
  • You can use roasted or raw walnuts in this recipe. 
  • Any type of milk will work in this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
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