I am not sure, but today had a real hankering for banana bread. Also, I am not sure why I had to use the word “hankering” in this post. Off course I had just given the last 2 bananas to kids in the morning. So how was going to make a banana bread with no bananas? Well lucky me, I just happen to have a ton of apples.
Apple Bread anyone?
So basically I took my normal banana bread recipe and substituted the apples.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
I then took the apples and pureed them into an apple sauce.
In a separate bowl combined the apple sauce, melted butter, and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until all the flour is completely mixed. Fold the diced apples into the batter
Pour the batter into a 4×8 inch loaf pan.
Bake 350 degrees F for 50 minutes to an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While I am still a huge banana bread fan, this apple substitute has certainly won a place in my heart.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups pureed apples (about 4 medium sized apples)
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup diced apples
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar and mix well.
- Puree 4 small apples (about 1 ½ cups).
- In a separate bowl, combine apple puree, melted butter, eggs and mix with a hand mixer.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until totally incorporated.
- Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees F, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes.