This bread could be called BAP bread, standing for Banana-Apple-Pecan. This is a fun variation to add zing to a sleepy banana bread recipe.Bananas have been enjoyed and accepted within the Amish community for almost a century now. While the fruit isn’t native to the USA, bananas are pretty accessible, even in most Amish-owned groceries. Anyway, this is a wonderful twist to the traditional banana bread recipe used in Amish kitchens.
Amish Banana-Apple-Pecan Bread
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 honeycrisp apple, diced and sliced
- ½ cup diced pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Place oil in a large bowl. Gradually add sugar while beating lightly. Add eggs and continue beating. Add mashed bananas and beat just until moistened; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add dry mixture to banana mixture and beat just until moistened. Then add apples and pecans. Add milk and vanilla, and continue beating just until mixed then pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool completely.
I made this over the weekend and I cannot explain to you how delicious this was. I did use natural apple sauce instead of vegetable oil to cut the fat. I shared it with a group of widow ladies from my church and they said it was fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!
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