cinnamon apple banana bread


There was a fall chill in the air this past weekend and it made me so excited for the cooler temperatures to arrive. I get so excited each week when it’s time to make the grocery store list — I love looking through fall recipes I made last year and remaking and reworking some of my favorites.

Most of the time, I have my posts planned out ahead of time, but this recipe actually came on a whim on Sunday and it was just too good to not share with you! I’ve made this banana bread recipe before — it starts with a cake mix and a couple ingredients and 50 minutes later, you have a mouth-watering banana bread. But since I’ve had fall on my mind lately {and my bananas were about to go bad!} I incorporated two seasonal flavors to this bread that made for a delicious fall treat: cinnamon and apples. I cannot even begin to describe how amazing our house smelled when this came out of the oven!!

For those of you who have been following along for awhile now, you know I love cooking and coming up with recipes, but sometimes it’s not realistic to make a “from scratch” banana bread with our busy lives. Substituting the cake mix in for the sugar, flour, etc. is a great time saver 🙂
Cinnamon Apple Banana Bread
{what you will need}
1 yellow cake mix
2 Gala apples, diced
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 bananas, mashed
3 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cooking spray 
Flour, for dusting
Butter, for serving if desired

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Dice the apples into small pieces and place in small bowl. Take about 1/3 cup of the cake mix and pour over the apples {just enough to coat the apples so they don’t sink to the bottom of the bread}. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the cake mix, mashed bananas, vegetable oil, eggs and cinnamon; stir to combine. Fold in the diced apples until completely incorporated. Spray a 9×5 pan with cooking spray and dust the pan with flour. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 50-55 minutes until the bread is set and golden brown {my bread took about 55 minutes}. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Serve with butter, if desired.
Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

13 thoughts on “cinnamon apple banana bread

  1. Fall bread heaven right there! I wish I had a slice of this with my coffee this morning Rachel! Don't you just love it when a recipe comes together like that and turns out to be so yummy! I have everything to make this so I think it looks like it's going to be in our future this week and I'll be having a slice with my coffee for sure! Have a tasty and wonderful Tuesday!

  2. this is crazy–i am eating that and i have a mug like that right now!! i cheated and bought mine from the fresh market, but now i want to make yours!!! yummy 🙂

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