This Banana Bread Glaze is made with two simple ingredients, powdered sugar and maple syrup, and it goes well with any banana bread. The subtle maple flavor that comes from using real maple syrup is the perfect complement to the flavors in banana bread. It also makes any banana bread or sweet bread an easy and simple, but beautiful dessert.
This glaze, which is also like an icing, would also go well with this banana bread baked in a square baking dish.
I love this glaze because it is super easy. It is nice and thick, but easily spreadable, and it's just the right proportion for a sweet bread, without any leftovers.
If you're looking for other banana bread recipes, you may love this Banana Bread with Streusel Topping. Before you decide on what type of banana bread you are going to make, be sure to check out my thorough Guide on Making Banana Bread for tips and tricks on how to make the best banana bread.
Banana Bread Glaze Ingredients:
Banana Bread Glaze is made with two simple ingredients.
- Powdered Sugar: Any brand will do. The powdered sugar creates a nice white glaze that contrasts with the color of the banana bread.
- Maple Syrup: Be sure to use real maple syrup if possible.
How to Make Banana Bread Glaze
Below are the step-by-step instructions and photos for how to make Banana Bread Glaze.
*Note that the recipe card with instructions and ingredient list is included further below these step-by-step photos.
Step 1. Add powdered sugar and maple syrup to a small bowl. With a spoon, stir to combine.
Step 2. Once your loaf of banana bread has fully cooled, pour the maple glaze over the loaf, spreading gently with the back of a spoon.
Expert Tip: If the glaze is too thin, slowly add more powdered sugar. If the glaze is too thick, slowly add more maple syrup.
There are dozens of variations of glazes for sweet breads. Here are a few easy ones.
Vanilla Glaze: Make a glaze with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a tiny bit of water. Start with a ¾ cup powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon water. Add additional water in 1 teaspoon increments. Be sure not to overdo it or the glaze will be runny.
Apple Cider Glaze: Start with ¾ cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of apple cider. If needed add more apple cider in 1 teaspoon increments.
Lemon Glaze: One of my other favorites is a lemon glaze that I use on my Raspberry Lemon Loaf. It uses 2 tablespoons lemon juice and ¾ cup powdered sugar. This glaze is best on quick breads like lemon loaf, poppyseed, or blueberry.
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Banana Bread Glaze
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Add powdered sugar and maple syrup to a small bowl. With a spoon, stir to combine.
- Once your loaf of banana bread has fully cooled, pour the maple glaze over the loaf, spreading gently with the back of a spoon.