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Easy Apple Banana Bread Recipe

Apple Banana Bread is an easy bread to make and adds healthy whole grains and apples. It is a great snack or delicious with any meal.

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I love this time of year and become a little obsessed with apples. Actually, I eat an apple almost every single day. Bananas are a different story. I love a perfect banana or a great banana bread, but that is where my banana love stops. I don’t care for a banana in my smoothies, and the frozen banana treats aren’t for me. Boy, I wish that wasn’t the case because I am seeing some amazing ice creams made from frozen bananas.

Apple Harvest Banana Bread | Hostess At Heart
Apple Harvest Banana Bread | Hostess At Heart

I often use applesauce in my baked treats instead of oil, so when I had some bananas threatening to go over to the dark side, I knew that it was time to make some bread. I decided to add grated apple instead of apple sauce for fiber and pure maple syrup for additional flavor to this bread. I also added some raisins, pecans, and yummy spices that remind me of fall.

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The grated apple made this bread so tender and moist, and I really enjoyed all of the goodies in this bread. I ate a slice of this bread at every meal until it was gone. It was the perfect sweet that I enjoy with a savory meal or a bowl of soup too.

A loaf of apple banana bread on a white platter. A blue striped napkin sits in the background.

Apple Harvest Banana Bread

Author: Julie Menghini
Apple Banana bread is an easy banana bread recipe that adds healthy whole grains and apples. A perfect treat for any time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword: Apple Banana Bread, Apple Harvest Banana Bread, Banana Bread, Homemade bread
Servings: 18 slices

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt pinch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 350 °F. Coat bread pan with canola or vegetable oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, apples, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, egg whites, salt, and spices.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together. Add raisins and pecans and toss to coat.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared bread pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 54mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1.6mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Two views of sliced Apple Banana Bread on a white plate over a blue striped dish towel.
Recipe Rating




Angela

Sunday 8th of October 2023

I was looking for a recipe that called for applesauce and your recipe came up. I looks delicious - would I be able to substitute grated apple for applesauce and get the same results? Also, could I substitute the whole wheat flour for either Kamut or Spelt flour? I am not a baker, so I'm really bad at judging substitutions (I've had to throw out some of my "creations" :-0

Julie Menghini

Sunday 8th of October 2023

Hi Angela, thank you for stopping by and asking your excellent questions. You can substitute kamut or spelt 1:1 for the whole wheat flour. I wouldn't substitute any of the all purpose flour. These are excellent flour choices and work great in 50% of the total flour. Using grated apple for the applesauce would work great using either of these flour choices too. Grate it and put it in a bowl prior to adding it to the other ingredients to see how much juice you get. If it's a lot you may want to lightly drain it or dot it with a paper towel. I love trying new things and hope you'll stop by and let me know what you do and how it works.

Karen H

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

This bread is so moist and tender that it almost melts in your mouth!

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Liz

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

I love the addition of apples to this bread. It sounds delicious!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 15th of October 2015

It was yummy Liz! Thank you!

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