Recipe: Banapple Bread

Yes, you read that right! And, believe me, it is delicious! My apartment smells like someone opened a fresh carton of Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream.

So, let’s get to gettin’.

The recipe that I started out with can be found here.

However, if you know me (even a little), you’ll recall that I don’t follow recipes to the tee. I always feel the need to go with the flow in the kitchen. The plus side is that I often get pretty awesome dishes. The negative side is that I don’t tend to write things down, which makes it really difficult to duplicate the dish again. (see point 3)

So, below is the recipe as found on the link above, followed by my revised recipe.

K. Jones♥

Banana Bread Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Makes one loaf.


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: one dish (?)


  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 2 Fuji apples, peeled and sliced into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
    • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup of self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Yep, no mixer. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Set the stove eye to medium heat. In a small boiler, add the apple chunks and 2 tablespoons of vanilla to 2 teaspoons of butter. Cover and allow the apples to steam. You don’t want them to get mushy, only a little softer.With a wooden spoon, mix the 1/3 cup melted butter and the sliced bananas in a large mixing bowl. Dump the boiler of apple chunks into the mix. Also make sure that the plastic mixing bowl is not sitting on top of the stove, attempting to melt. Moving on…mix in the sugar, egg, and remaining vanilla. This may take a little elbow grease but don’t use a mixer. It will make the mix too soupy. Add in the nutmeg, cinnamon, and flour. Stir, stir, stir. Once all items are blended, pour the mixture into a glass Pyrex dish (or whatever pan/dish you want). Bake for 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Grab a plate, fork, and a knife, and dig it! It will be hot though!


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