Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Recipe:: Banana Apple Bread

see? i always have over ripe banana's.
Recently we had a weather advisory here in Scotland. There were strong gale force winds and heavy rain. We'd planned on going swimming but we decided to do a little baking instead. I always have bad banana's in my house. Always. I also always say I'm going to make banana bread with them and I never do. But not today! Sebastian and I got to work in the kitchen and had a great time. He loved it! He couldn't eat it fast enough. It's safe to say I'll be trying hard to not let the banana's go to waste any longer. It was a perfect snack for a cold and rainy Scottish day.

Now I can't stop making Banana Apple Bread. The sun is shining but Sebastian and I tucked in to make some this after noon. We are sitting on the couch watching Cars and eating warm Banana Apple Bread. Bliss!

Banana Apple Bread

Makes: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 20 min
Bake Time: 1 hr
Oven: 350 degrees


1/2 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Peeled, Finely Chopped Apple
1 cup Mashed Banana
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 TSP Baking Soda
1/2 TSP Salt

  1. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beat well
  2. Add eggs, beat well
  3. Stir in apple and banana
  4. Combine flour, soda, salt. Add to mixture, stirring just until blended
  5. Spoon batter into greased and floured loaf pan
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min; remove from pan and cool on wire rack
  7. Serve with cream cheese or peanut butter. Plain is good too!



  1. If you find yourself with bananas that are too ripe but you are not ready to use them, just peel them and place them on a plate. Place plate in freezer until hard. Then toss frozen bananas into a zip top bag in freezer. Now they are ready to use in breads, smoothies, and everything else.


  2. I like KK's suggestion but who really thinks to do that before it's too late to save the bananas!?

    We made banana bread recently too! I didn't use any shortening though, I must have used butter.

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Now I just wish we could have the rain as well!

  4. Ah the bread looks delicious.
    That looks like a longaberger basket. : )


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