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Apple Harvest Banana Bread Recipe

Apple Harvest 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.

Apple Harvest Banana Bread | Hostess At Heart

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


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt pinch
  • 1 teaspoon 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


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees 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 dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared bread pan. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes. 


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

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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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!


Saturday 3rd of October 2015

You've been on a baking spree! This looks delicious, great idea to add the apple to keep it moist. Thank you for co-hosting with me this week.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Oh Liz, I was so happy to hear that we were co-hosting together! I hope you had a great birthday, and hope we can co=host together some time in the future! Have a wonderful week my dear friend.

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