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Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread is an extra-moist quick bread studded with juicy apples, plenty of cinnamon and the quintessential crunchy sugar topping.
4.71 from 17 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe, darkly speckled bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups small diced (peeled) Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Tablespoons sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper then grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour with the sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine the diced apples with 1 Tablespoon flour, tossing until they’re thoroughly coated. Fold in the diced apples then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top liberally with sanding sugar (optional).
  • Bake the bread for about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring the loaf to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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