Apple Pie Banana Bread

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If you bake one thing this fall, make it this APPLE PIE BANANA BREAD. A moist, tender, flavorful banana bread is dotted with fall fresh apples and finished with the most incredible, buttery streusel topping. With warm cinnamon flavors and a vanilla glaze, this recipe is the perfect combination of apple pie and banana bread.


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For The Banana Bread:

  • 355g mashed banana (about 4 medium/large bananas)
  • 113g neutral flavored oil- vegetable, canola, or avocado
  • 130g brown sugar- light or dark
  • 2 large eggs- room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 242g all purpose flour- divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 150g peeled and diced apples (dices should be about 1/4 inch in size)

For The Streusel Topping:

  • 113g salted butter- melted and cooled slightly
  • 120g all purpose flour
  • 95g brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • small pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the mashed banana, oil, and brown sugar until well combined.
  3. To the banana mixture, add the eggs and vanilla and again, mix well.
  4. Next, add 240g of flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, all spice and salt to the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold all ingredients together until just combined.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, toss the 1/4 inch diced apples in the remaining 2g of flour to coat completely. Add them into the banana bread batter and fold until evenly distributed.
  6. Pour the banana bread batter into your prepared loaf pan, then make the streusel.
  7. To make the streusel, in a medium sized mixing bowl combine the slightly cooled, melted butter, all purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix until the texture resembles wet sand.
  8. Use your hands to break up the streusel over top of the banana bread, then place the entire pan into the oven.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Carefully remove the bread from the oven and cover with aluminum foil to prevent the top from over browning.
  10. Return the apple pie banana bread to the oven and continue baking for 10-15 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan, then serve and enjoy!


  • Use overripe bananas: This is key in getting that moist, tender texture as well as making sure it's nice and sweet!
  • Bake with room temperature ingredients: When everything is the same temperature, it incorporates so much easier and results in a smoother batter.
  • Don't over mix: When stirring all ingredients together, take care not to over mix it. The gluten proteins activate with water and will get tougher the more you mix them, therefore your banana bread will be tough and dense.
  • Coat the apples in flour: To prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the banana bread, toss the apples in a little bit of flour to keep them evenly distributed.
  • Cover with foil: About 40/45 minutes into the baking process, carefully cover the top of the loaf with aluminum foil to keep the streusel from becoming too brown and crispy.
  • Storing: Keep leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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