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.
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.
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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Apple Harvest Banana bread is an easy banana bread that adds healthy whole grains and apples. A perfect treat for any time.
- 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.
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.
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