I’m not a fan of cold weather but so many of my favorite recipes to make are fall staples. I jazzed up my banana bread recipe this year by adding some apples from Apple Picking trip. Then I threw in some raisins and some of my favorite spices for good measure. When all was said and baked we enjoyed this Easy Banana Apple Bread.
It was so good! I had to hold myself back otherwise that banana apple bread would have been a distant memory to me and not so nice secret from the Hubs and Sugar Plum Z. Do you know how hard it was to bake in the evening while the Hubs was at work and Z was tucked in for the night. HARD! And that’s not factoring in my hormones.
In my haste, I poured the bread into the pan only to realize I left out a key stabilizing ingredient. As a result my bread did not rise to it’s to true glory. The culprits: Overmixing and just plain old greediness. As if it wouldn’t take an hour to bake. Tisk, tisk. I will have to bake it again just to grab pics of all the glory. Who am I kidding? I want more. That’s the real excuse.
This bread is perfect for breakfast or for an evening treat. I enjoyed mine with coffee one morning and tea in the evening. I also had a slice all by itself. It didn’t need a companion. Obviously I have no shame and I loved this bread. One last thing, practice says to cool completely but after the initial 10 minutes I dug in. Do what works for you.
- 3 Ripe bananas - mashed
- 1/2 Large Granny Smith apple or 1 medium - diced
- 1 1/2C Flour
- 3/4C Sugar
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1 Large egg
- 1 Small package of golden raisins
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Mix bananas, apples, raisins, sugar, egg and vanilla in bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients.
- Lightly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Place bread mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan.
- Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until center is done.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
- Let cook completely before slicing.