Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mom's Banana Apple Bread

I wish it was my mom's Banana Apple Bread... but it's not.

This recipe is from The Sweet Melissa Baking Book, so I'm guessing it's Melissa's mom's recipe? haha

Anyways, what really matters is how amazing it tastes.  

I know, I know, it's banana bread... and I seem to always bake banana bread... but there are apples too!  Cinnamon-sugar apples.

I think this recipe needs to definitely become one of my top go-to recipes.  I'm not kidding.  I could eat this everyday for breakfast... I probably will eat this everyday... oh well.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Here's the recipe :)

Mom's Banana Apple Bread

For the Apples:
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 apples (granny smith or whatever, really - I used gala) peeled, (I didn't peel...) cored, and cut into thin slices
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

For the Bread:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups mashed, ripe bananas (about 2 to 3)

For apples, melt butter and brown sugar in medium sized saucepan over stove until bubbling.
Add apples and cinnamon and saute for about 5 minutes until golden in color.
Stir in vanilla; Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 and grease bread pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; Add eggs.
In a small bowl, combine orange juice and vanilla.
Alternate adding flour mixture and orange juice mixture to large bowl mixing well after each addition.
Stir in mashed bananas and apples.
Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

*I discovered that this recipe calls for a little more batter than my bread pan can hold, so I used the extra batter and made muffins!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so gooood! I have a favorite banana bread recipe but have never made an apple banana bread.