- 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
- 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples (2 medium)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup caramel sundae syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine bananas, apples, sugars and water. Stir in melted butter. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into banana mixture. Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, toast coconut, stirring occasionally, in a shallow pan at 350° until golden brown, 4-6 minutes. Cool slightly. Mix coconut with caramel syrup and sea salt; spread over loaf. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Reviews forI Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread
"This bread is fantastic! I had very ripe bananas and apples on my counter and looked for a recipe that incorporated both. I found this one. So simple to make but the flavors are amazing! I didn't do the caramel sauce on top because i didn't have the ingredients, but the bread is sweet enough. I will definitely be making this again. Delicious!!!"
"I made this bread on 9/21/17. I used regular salt in the caramel sauce as I did not have sea salt. I baked loaves in two 7-1/2x3-1/2" loaf pans and after cooling in pans and turning out to cool, I then spread over loaves the caramel sauce. These 2 loaves I was able to have sold in our coffee shop!"
"easy to make. I left off the caramel sauce too. Sweet enough without it."
"This was a delicious alternative to my usual banana bread recipe. The bread is sweet enough to stand alone. While I didn't include the caramel topping this time around, I imagine this salty/sweet combo would push it into the "Decadent" dessert category! The bread came out very moist, to the point of almost falling apart which is the only negative thing about this recipe. The next time I make this, I will likely reduce the amount of apples slightly to see if that helps the moisture issue. I highly recommend this one!"