Weigh out your ingredients first and line a 2lb loaf tin with non-stick paper, butter and flour. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
Add in the mashed banana, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup and whisk again for 2 minutes.
Cream the butter and eggs into a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk until pale.
Sift in the flower and baking powder. Before stirring in, add the sliced dried bananas, chopped pecans and fold in gently, until just combined.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 50-55 minutes until you can stick a skewer all the way through and pull it out clean.
Turn it out onto a plate to cool and place on more dried banana sliced, whole pecans on top and drizzle over, maple syrup. Serve in generous slices.