Pecan Banana Bread

1¾ c. whole wheat flour
½ c. maple syrup
1 T. baking powder
¼ t. baking soda
½ c. butter
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
½ c. pecans (coarsely chopped)
1 T. grated lemon peel
2 eggs (slightly beaten)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix first four ingredients with fork. Use knife to cut in butter until mixture has crumbly appearance. With fork, stir bananas, pecans, lemon peel and eggs into flour mixture until flour is just moistened. Spoon batter into lightly greased 9×5″ loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. Cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.