I, I, Love, Love Apples and Bananas!

So last night we got home pretty early from Michigan because Josh had a hockey game to play in! I needed something to pass some time while waiting for the laundry to finish and watching the olympics (yes, I am a true multi-tasker at heart…well that or I have severe ADD and can never sit still)! As mentioned in previous posts, I am a sucker for sweet dessert type breakfasts and would choose a pastry over an egg any day (as was evidenced by my choice of 2 cinnamon rolls, 2 muffins and a peanut butter brownie for breakfast Sunday morning)….so I decided to bake up a sweet treat for the next few days morning meal! Last time we went to visit Josh’s Aunt and Uncle’s apple orchard, I bought some apple butter that I had yet to open up and decided to use it in a banana bread! What a tasty decision that ended up being…the sweet and tangy apple butter paired perfectly with the traditional banana bread flavor, adding a  little something special!

Apple Butter Banana Bread

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 3/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • cinnamon, sugar, butter, flour for crumb topping if desired

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan or muffin pan. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Beat together oil, apple butter and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add in eggs one at a time, then vanilla and mashed banana. Beat in dry ingredients just until incorporated. Pour into loaf pan and top with crumb topping or cinnamon sugar, bake  45 minutes.

This was delicious toasted with Nutella or plain by itself!

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About valuptuousvittles

I am a chiropractor with a passion for eating, baking and wine! It seems that my life is consumed by food, whereas most people eat to live, I live to eat!

Posted on July 30, 2012, in Bakery/Dessert Recipes, Breads/Muffins. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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