Apple Banana Bread

23 Sep 2015

Apple Banana Bread

This is the perfect banana bread for the first day of fall. Made with apples, bananas and walnuts for a nice crunch.

Apple Banana Bread


Can you believe it's the first day of fall?? I was looking forward to this day for MONTHS!

Bring on all the pumpkin recipes! And, of course, everything apple!



Apple Banana Bread


Call me crazy, but a couple of days ago I bought 6 POUNDS of apples. This might not seem weird for an entire family, but considering it is just me and my boyfriend...well let's just say that I'm glad we both like apples.

And I'm also glad I like baking! Because God forbid I get sick of eating actual apples before fall even begins. Curse my impulse apple buying.,,


Apple Banana Bread


So just when I thought I have made every banana bread combination imaginable (life goals!), I realized that I have neglected to pair banana with my favorite fruit. The HORROR!!

This banana bread might be my new favorite breakfast idea. I know I say this a lot, but this one is special in its own way. One of the reasons I love this banana bread is that I always have all of the ingredients on hand. That is, except for the walnuts, but those are totally optional. Next time I make it, I will probably omit them, because my snacking on walnuts is getting out of CONTROL!

Same goes with my banana bread snacking. Somebody hold me back!


Apple Banana Bread



Apple Banana Bread
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, shredded
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Add in the yogurt, banana and vanilla, and mix until fully combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined.
  4. Fold in the apples and walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Adapted from food.com




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17 comments:

  1. What lovely combo, this sounds and look amazing ! I love bananas and apples :)

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  2. Ooh, this sounds fantastic! I don't think I've ever seen a banana/apple bread - the combo sounds great (and it's such a logical combination). Brilliant!

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  3. I knew banana bread is great with any addition, but I'd never thought to add apples!

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  4. I knew banana bread is great with any addition, but I'd never thought to add apples!

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  5. I adore banana bread with walnuts. Adding apples is not something I've ever thought of. Great idea and so seasonal!

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  6. I guess adding apple to banana cake will even out the over weight banana smell in the cake..

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  7. This looks so delicious!! I LOVE the addition of walnuts. Nothing better than a buttery walnut crunch in a slice of bread!

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  8. Hahah I love that you snuck apples into banana bread - and it looks fantastic :D Better get creative with all them apples :) Happy fall Cathleen! xx

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  9. Yesss, I love this recipe and that you gave banana bread a September fall twist with those apples!! Yum! And 6 lbs? That's impressive ;)

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  10. I think I will stick to the apple recipes! Have never thought of banana and apple together!

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  11. I want this bread NOW! And as it turns out, I just used the last of my frozen bananas for some muffins. I need to buy more bananas at the grocery store because this bread looks so fanastic!

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  12. I have to admit that I never thought to add apples to banana bread but I love this idea! I wish I had a slice for breakfast today.

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  13. I bought six pounds of peaches the other day. I'm not ready for fall yet, but I'll make an exception for this bread. I love different versions of banana bread!

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  14. I have never try this combination but will attempt this combination once i get a chance.

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  15. I have never try this combination but will attempt this combination once i get a chance.

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  16. This bread looks so moist and perfect for fall! I've never added apples to banana bread, and I have no idea why!

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  17. This bread looks so moist and perfect for fall! I've never added apples to banana bread, and I have no idea why!

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