This Banana Apple Bread is a household favorite. Breads are so easy to make and they make great breakfasts and snacks to have on hand. This easy homemade bread recipe is one that we love to enjoy all year round. If you are in a breakfast rut then this Banana Apple Bread is one that you are going to love to have on hand!
Apple Banana Bread
This amazing and easy to make Bread takes two classic breakfast bread and brings them together to create something new and exciting. You get that sweet taste and the great texture of banana bread with the amazing flavors that apples have. You can enjoy this bread straight out of the oven, or save it for the next day.
I will warn you, that when I make this bread, I normally have to make 2 loafs. When I am making it everyone in my house starts to smell it baking and they are impatiently waiting for it to come out of the oven. That then means that as soon as it is cool enough that they can devour it they all do.
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Banana Apple Bread Recipe
This Banana Apple Bread is a great recipe to use up those extra bananas that are looking a little too mushy want to eat on their own. Now if you don’t happen to have overly ripe bananas you can always check out the clearance section of your supermarket.
To save my own sanity I make 2 loaves every time, so we have one right away and then another for the next day. You might want to do the same thing.
How to Ripe Bananas
It is a must to have over ripe bananas when you are making banana bread of any type. A lot of time they will have a bag of bananas marked at a reduced price marketed just for the purpose of making banana baked goods.I tend to always have them on hand but if you don’t then you can easily make over ripe bananas in the oven.
If you already happen to have bananas that need a little extra browning all you need to do is place the bananas with the peel still on in the 250° for 20 minutes and you will be left with perfectly over ripened bananas that are just right for making bread.
If you ever find yourself with more bananas then you can use right away, it is super easy to freeze banana. Check out how to freeze bananas for the step by step directions.
Can I use Frozen Bananas?
If you do end up with times where you had an over abundance of over ripe bananas and you froze bananas than you can use them. Just make sure that the bananas are fully defrosted before you use them to make your bread.
If you have never froze bananas, be sure to check out how to freeze bananas.
How long will Apple Banana Bread fresh?
To maximize the life of apple banana bread, wrap the bread with foil or plastic wrap, or place the bread in a plastic bag to prevent drying out. Store it on the counter or in the fridge.
How to store Apple Banana Bread
Properly stored, freshly baked apple banana bread will last for 2-4 days at normal room temperature. You can extend the life a little bit longer if you store it in the fridge. If you are wanting to store the bread be sure to follow the how to freeze pumpkin bread directions below.
How To Freeze Banana Apple Bread
The great thing about this homemade apple banana bread is you can freeze it as a loaf or as slices of bread.
To freeze banana apple bread you want to be sure the bread is cooled all the way. First remove the apple banana bread from the loaf pans and cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Once the bread is cooled you can slice it if you are going to freeze it in slices. If not, then just leave the loaf whole.
Wrap the bread with two layers of plastic wrap, then a layer of tin foil and then store in Freezer ziploc bags. It is important to make sure your bread is wrapped tightly so that it stays fresh and doesn’t get freezer burnt in the freezer.
Store apple banana bread in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy it. Apple Banana bread keeps in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Banana Apple Bread Supplies
- Mixing bowls
- Rubber spatula
- Vegetable peeler’s
- Loaf pans
Apple Banana Bread Ingredients
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
How to Make Banana Apple Bread
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a bread loaf pan with butter or nonstick spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar.
In a medium mixing bowl mix together the eggs, oil, applesauce, milk, and vanilla.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir together just until combined.
In another bowl using a potato masher mash the bananas.
Next, then fold the bananas and apples into the batter.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan. If you want to you can place apple slices on top of the batter.
Bake for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
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Banana Apple Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a loaf pan with butter or nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar.
- In a medium mixing bowl mix together the eggs, oil, applesauce, milk, and vanilla.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir together just until combined.
- In another bowl using a potato masher mash the bananas and then fold the bananas and apples into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
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