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Apple Banana Bread

4.99 from 76 votes

This moist and completely delicious apple banana bread is like eating apple pie, in the shape of banana bread.

Apple Pie Banana Bread

It’s the perfect healthy recipe for breakfast OR dessert.

And with no eggs or dairy, the banana bread can easily be adapted for many different diets, including vegan, oil free, low fat, low calorie, and gluten free.

Plus… did I mention the part about how it tastes like apple pie???

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Apple Banana Bread Recipe

How to make apple banana bread

This is a kid-friendly banana bread recipe that adults love too.

To make it, simply stir all of the ingredients together in a bowl – no yeast or stand mixer required.

Smooth the batter into a loaf pan, and bake until the banana bread is soft and fluffy and the entire kitchen smells like cinnamon sugar.

Leftovers taste even better the next day, and you can also freeze the loaf for a healthy snack any time you’re craving homemade banana bread.

Recipe Note: I usually leave the peel on the apple, but feel free to peel it before dicing if you prefer.

Want muffins instead? Try these Applesauce Muffins

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Banana bread variations:

Stir in 1/2 cup diced walnuts, almonds, or pecans.

Add 1/4 cup shredded coconut, or for a Hawaiian version try this Pineapple Bread.

For a caramel flavor, add a handful of chopped dates to the batter.

Other optional additions include raisins, dried cranberries, or a pinch of nutmeg or ginger. Feel free to experiment, and be sure to leave a comment if you do!

Banana Bread Batter Recipe

Above – watch the apple banana bread recipe video

The apple banana cake recipe was adapted from my Healthy Banana Bread recipe and this Healthy Apple Pie.

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Apple Banana Bread

This apple banana bread tastes like eating apple pie in the form of banana bread.
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Yield 10 – 16 slices
5 from 76 votes


  • 2 cups spelt, white, or oat flour (for low carb: Almond Flour Banana Bread)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp each: cinnamon, baking powder, and salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana (360g)
  • 1 cup diced apple (120g)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup oil, or additional milk of choice
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 pan. Combine dry ingredients, then add wet to form a batter. Smooth into the pan. Bake on the center rack 48 minutes or until soft and fluffy. Let cool. If you can wait, it's best to loosely cover and refrigerate overnight because the taste and texture are even better the second day.
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*For a banana-free version, make this Apple Bread Recipe.

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Published on January 3, 2021

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    • CCK Media Team says

      Katie has used a few different types when making this. Braeburn, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Fuji all work well.

  1. Amanda Brown says

    I’m super impressed with all the flavor and sweetness without adding any sugar!! It’s perfectly sweet and savory while staying one of the least complex recipes I’ve run across! I couldn’t make (muffins) fast enough! Thanks so much!!


  2. Eletha Cole says

    This was wonderful. I subbed erythitrol for honey, agave, or pure maple and added 1/2 cup almond milk and maple extract since my husband can’t have sugar. I’m sure it changed the flavor somewhat but it was delicious.

  3. Mila says

    hi! first of all thank you so much tor all your recipes – I have friends and family members who are vegan and or keto.. So your recipes are a big help. I remember seeing in one of the comments that you mentioned that you actually measure your ingredients in grams and it’s also possible to see that in the recipe card but I never found out how! especially when it calls for 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP Tofu ( in the greek yogurt cheesecake recipes) I really struggle. Could you please tell me how I can change that?
    many thanks in advance

  4. Avra says

    I made this as written except that I substituted regular white sugar for the maple syrup and added a scant two tablespoons of water to make up for the lost liquid. Came out great! Moist and delicious! I used a combination of white and (homemade) oat flour and went the oil route.

  5. Joanne says

    A good core recipe, next time I’d add more apples even and maybe use a little oil (I did all nutmilk). I decided to double it, but then (oops) realized I quadrupled the sugar (I used mostly applesauce with maybe 25% agave/maple syrup). I did put chopped dates in, that worked great! Definitely would like to do lots more apples as think it’ll be more like an apple cake chock full. I made two versions (with and without dates) and the one without dates was dryer, more like a coffee cake. Maybe I’ll put another banana next time too. I used mostly a gf flour blend w/ maybe 25% of that as oat flour. I sprinkled cinnamon on top and after baking I drizzled some agave on top to sweeten slightly. Will experiment with what I can use instead of oil to add some more moisture and texture. Maybe pumpkin puree…

    • Joanne says

      p.s. I then quadrupled everything btw… so overall came out good! Look forward to tasting tomorrow, since you said even better day after 🙂

  6. Linda says

    Made this today and used the extra milk option as we don’t do oil and it is fantastic!
    Will be making this again and again 😋😋

  7. Essi says

    I just made this today with a couple of modifications and it turned out great! I used half normal flour, 1/4 whole wheat flour and 1/4 oat flour and added two tablespoons of flaxseed into the mix for some extra fibre. For the spices, with cinnamon I added cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. Instead of oil, I used applesauce and some extra milk and also replaced some of the banana with applesauce. Highly recommend this!!

  8. Joanne says

    5 stars
    I made a lot of adjustments due to my health issues . In one bowl i put 2 cups unbleached flour, for salt used less than 1/4 tsp, added the called for 3/4 tsp each cinnamon an baking powder and 1 tsp baking soda. In second bowl i put in 4 small to medium size very ripe bananas ( peels were black over 2 weeks old), in place of the one apple i put in 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce, and to replace any oil or milk put in 1/4 cup applesauce, 2 tsp vanilla extract. I tasted batter before adding between 1-2 tsp brown sugar as i don’t like sweet breads. Then i put it in the sprayed loaf pan in the preheated oven and after 48 minutes, left it in oven for 10 minutes with oven off, took it out left it in pan for 20-25 minutes before turning it out onto rack, then put it loosely foiled in fridge overnight

    Wow all in my house loved it and now i can make it for my Dad who like me has to watch sugar and fat intake

  9. Sarah says

    Hi can I use just normal gluten free flour instead of the spelt flour? I’m intolerant to gluten, dairy and oats..
    Also I’ve never done a banana bread or cake without eggs so unsure how it would turn out thanks.

  10. Debbie says

    5 stars
    My absolute favorite bread! I used oat flour and extra apples. Love, love, love it! Will definitely be making this quite frequently. Thank you Katie.

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