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Apple Banana Bread

Apples and cinnamon add a cozy fall twist to this Apple Banana Bread. This easy quick bread recipe is a delicious way to welcome the fall season!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, bananas, quick bread
Servings: 1 9-5 loaf
Author: Lora

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 3-4 very ripe
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup cane sugar or coconut sugar or white sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or whatever mild oil you like
  • 2 cups of flour you could use ½ whole wheat or sub in gluten-free 1-1 flour to make GF
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ milk I used unsweetened almond (use whatever nut or regular milk you like)
  • 2 medium sized apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • Raw sugar (turbinado) to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray (or butter and flour the parchment paper) and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash the bananas in a bowl. Mix the egg with the sugar and oil and stir into the bananas.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt (regular salt is fine too), baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon and ground ginger.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Stir in the milk (I used unsweetened almond milk).
  • Fold in the apple pieces.
  • Scrape batter into a 9 x 5-inch metal loaf pan coated with baking spray. Sprinkle on the turbinado sugar (if using).
  • Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 then lower the heat to 325 and bake for about another 20-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Every oven is different. I like to lower heat halfway through baking time so that it doesn't bake up too quickly and brown too fast.

Notes

Baking times:
  • Full size loaf pan - about 55-60 minutes (mine is usually ready at 55 minutes...every oven is different. So check your loaf at about 55 mins).
  • 3 mini loaf pans - about 25 to 35 minutes
  • muffins -  about 20 minutes (may be 15 -25 depending on the size of your tins)