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Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread | The Kitchen Gent

Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread

A sweet fall treat with the perfect amount of spice to get you in the autumn spirit.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Servings 10 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 3 overripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup, softened)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 your favorite baking apple (chopped into small pieces)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf tin and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the two cups of flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and bananas, and stir until well combined. Pour that into the dry ingredients and stir well so all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Fold in the apple chunks until well dispersed. There's not really a need to coat them in flour first, because there are so many that it's unlikely they'll sink to the bottom of the loaf, but it never hurts to do so just in case.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake for about an hour, checking the loaf for doneness starting at 50 minutes. When the loaf comes out of the oven, you can either choose to cover it with syrup while hot or wait and serve it on the side, as I did here. Let cool for 30 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a serving plate, slice, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Taste test the batter before you put it in the oven to make sure the cinnamon-to-banana ratio is right. Some bananas are more pungent with their flavor, and while they are needed too add moisture to the loaf, you don't want them overpowering the apple cinnamon flavor! If you feel your bananas are too strong, feel free to add more cinnamon to your taste.