I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
Makes1 loaf (16 slices)
- 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
- 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples (2 medium)
- 1/2 cup 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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 187 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Sep 29, 2019
This was a great recipe. I was thankful it didn’t have eggs, like so many do, because my toddler has an egg allergy. I did leave out the coconut on top, but still put the sea salt and caramel and WOW! It was so good! A great way to use up our apple picking harvest and those two browning bananas in the fruit bowl. Thank you for this recipe! (I had slightly less than 1 1/2 cups banana and it was still ok!)
Aug 30, 2019
Any reason why there are no eggs in the recipe? I made 2 loaves. They just wouldn’t cook to fineness. I think there was too much fruit. I won’t make this recipe again.
Jan 25, 2019
Made this exactly as written. It is delicious. The only reason I gave it 4 star is that it is a little putsy. In spite of that, I'll make again and again. Thank you for sharing.
Jan 21, 2019
Cake was pretty good, topping was delicious! If you're going to make the sauce, be sure to add the sea salt. What a difference it makes!! The only change I made is, I added about 1/2 tsp Banana Flavoring. I do every time I make banana bread or banana cake. It amps up the flavor a little.
Jan 9, 2019
Will be making recipe this weekend. But I will be making 1 change. I won't be using coconut (absolutely detest it). Instead I will finely chop some walnuts to use instead.
Feb 18, 2018
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!!!
Oct 2, 2017
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!
Sep 21, 2017
Easy to make. I left off the caramel sauce too. Sweet enough without it.
Sep 19, 2017
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!