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banana apple bread


Last night I tried out a new recipe. My inspiration came from several sources, the first being Jenna at Eat,Live,Run with her whole wheat banana bread recipe. I made this bread a couple of weeks ago with one alteration inspired by my mother's banana bread recipe, which uses a peeled, chopped granny smith apple. I was really happy with how it turned out, and decided to continue to make a few changes to make it my own.

Banana Apple Bread

Yields 1 loaf—12 slices

106 calories, .4g fat, 0g sat fat, 24.6g carbs, 13.2g sugar, 2.2g protein per slice


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1-1/4 cup white whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp apple sauce

  • 2 very ripe bananas

  • 1 cup peeled, chopped tart apple (pink lady, granny smith, etc.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, mash the bananas and add the brown sugar, applesauce and egg. Mix well.

  2. Add the chopped apple to the wet mixture.

  3. In a larger bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold together.

  4. Pour batter into prepared nonstick (or greased) loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes.

  5. Let cool for 5 minutes in the loaf pan then release and cool on rack for 10 more minutes before slicing.




I am extremely happy with the results!!!  The bread is super-moist, and the chunks of apple are wonderful little surprises.  The white whole wheat flour made it fluffier than the whole wheat flour version (for a great explanation of WWWF see sweetandnatural).  Yay baking!!!  
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Oh, I've never seen a recipe for banana apple bread. This sounds really good, I'm totally printing it our to make. Thank you for sharing!

11.14.2008 | Unregistered CommenterMel

That sounds delish! I love apples and bananas. And your photos are beautiful!

P.S. Thanks for the shout out! :-P

11.14.2008 | Unregistered Commentersweetandnatural

amazing recipe!!!

11.14.2008 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieGirl

That sounds soooo good! And it looks relatively easy, too. I have never baked but I'd like to try this one out when I do. Have a great friday, thanks!

11.14.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Thanks Ladies!

Amy - It is REALLY easy, you could definitely do it! :)

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I just baked this and it is so delicious! I love healthy homemade baked breads for breakfast and this is so easy. I love your photos, I want to bake everything you share! You have beautiful eats!

12.5.2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Kelly - I'm so happy that you tried it and enjoyed it! I think that breads are my favorite baked goods to experiment with, so you'll probably be seeing a lot more pop up!

Oh good I'm looking forward to try them!

12.7.2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I been looking for a Banana Bread recipe that don't use to much sugar. Your sounds good. Looking forward making it.

04.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCC

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