banapple bread…

One of my absolute favourite school lunch treats was discovering a piece of  homemade banapple bread tucked in under my sandwich…the perfect save-for-last-never-got-traded-surprise that was actually kinda good for me…

…whip up a batch of your own in a jiffy

 …and it’s a fabulously delicious way to put that overripe fruit to good use!

You’ll need: 1 cup & a bit of flour, 1 – 2 overripe bananas, 3 overripe apples (or any other fruit you have on hand), 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup milk, a pinch o’ salt, a few pinches o’ cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger, 3 teaspoons baking powder & 1 teaspoon baking soda

mix everything except the fruit & nuts together in a bowl & add a few drizzles of honey for fun

peel, core & slice the apples and blend/puree together with the banana(s)

chuck the mushy fruit & nuts on top of the bready batter & mix well

snag a bundt pan (or whatever type of baking dish you desire), grease well & sprinkle with a bit o’ brown sugar – this gives a lovely caramelized crust to the baked bread

pour the batter into the pan and bake at 180 celsius, 350 fahrenheit, gasmark 4 for 40 – 50 minutes

et voila! Delightfully delish banapple bread & a house that smells divine…

serve with a lovely latte on Great Auntie’s antique china for a positively frou frou snack!

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5 thoughts on “banapple bread…

    • Chocolate chunks just may be finding their way into my next batch, scrummy!

      *I’d love to cut out the peeling, coring & chopping apples step & simply use applesauce but as I married the King of the Bulk Buyers we always have copious amounts of excess-over-ripe-nearly-ready-for-the-bin fruit that needs to be used (or tossed) to make room for his next crate of “but it was such a good deal” fruit…the neighbours love their weekly dose of fruity breads,cakes, scones & pies though ;O)

  1. Yum! I never thought to add apples to my banana bread, but that sounds so good, I might just have to start making your recipe from now on! 🙂 I’ll be pinning this one! 😉
    Thanks!
    ~Jen

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