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sliced pieces of apple banana brad on a wire rack on a light brown surface with a blue linen

Apple Banana Bread

This moist and delicious apple banana bread is easy to make and loved by all. Step-by-step photos teach you how to make this quick bread recipe. Warm cinnamon and apples give banana bread a delicious fall flavor.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Slices 1x


Units Scale
  • 4oz (1/ 2 Cup) Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 100 grams (1/2 Cup) Granulated Sugar
  • 100 grams (1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 250 grams All-Purpose Flour/ Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4oz Sour Cream/ Full-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 8oz (3 Small-Medium) Very Ripe Bananas (measured without peel)
  • 2 Medium Cooking Apples*, cored and diced roughly 1 1/2 cups
  • Optional Topping:
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and cinnamon. Add mashed bananas and mix to combine.
  3. Gently fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt then gently fold in the diced apples.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle optional brown sugar and ground cinnamon on top. 
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool at least 30 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool on a wire rack. Store at room temperature unless you live in a warm climate store in the fridge. 


*Cooking Apples: Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, Cortland

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple banana quick bread, banana bread with apples

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