Banana and Apple Bread

Banana bread is such a versatile and delicious snack. I love it plain, with the addition of nuts and chocolate chips or, as for this recipe, with the addition of apple and plenty of cinnamon!!

This recipe is very quick, you can use an electric mixer or just a bowl and whisk to bring all the ingredients together.

This banana bread has very little added sugar, as the sweetness is given by the very ripe bananas and juice apples! I like my cake not too sweet so feel free to increase the amount of sugar if too bitter for your taste!

Ingredients

  • 113g Butter (or vegetable spread)
  • 1/4 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Smashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 3/4 cup Grated green apple (about 1 and 1/2 apples) + 1/f apple for decoration
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 300g Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon + more for dusting
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Method

1. Pre-heath the over at 160C Fan

2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy

3. Add the eggs, one at the time, and the vanilla extract. Mix in the bananas and apples until fully incorporated

4. Slowly stir in the flour, one spoon at a time, the baking soda, salt and the cinnamon. Mix slowly until everything is nicely incorporated

5. Pour the butted into a greased and floured 2lb loaf tin and level the top so the the butter is evenly spread.

6. Thinly slice the apples, place them on top the butter and delicately push the apple slices into the mixture. Dust the butter and apples with cinnamon to taste

Pushing the apples into the butter helps incorporating them into the cake and prevent them from popping out during baking.

7. Bake the cake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.

I usually check the cake after about 50 minutes and raise the temperature of the over to 180C Fan for the last 10 minutes of baking

Once cooked, let it cool completely before taking it out of the tin and serving it.

Enjoy baking this cake and let me know if you have any comments or questions!

If you want to make this recipe and share it on your social media please tag me using @prepandproperrecipes and the tag #prepandproperrecipes

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