Apple-Cinnamon Banana Bread

Here is another recipe that has that wonderful autumn aroma of cinnamon and apples!  And it is oh, so yummy!  I must give credit to the creator of the initial recipe. You can find it over at http://www.beantownbaker.com/2011/04/cinnamon-banana-bread.html.  I took her recipe and just tweaked it a little since I didn’t have any cinnamon chips or enough bananas to do the trick.

1-1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I used 1-1/2 tsp)

1 c. uncooked old fashioned oats

1/2 c. cinnamon chips

1 tbsp. oil

2 eggs, beaten

3 large ripe bananas (I used 1-1/2 bananas and about 3/4 c. chunky cinnamon applesauce)

1 tbsp. sugar + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon mixed together

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Stir together the first 8 ingredients.  Mash the bananas then add the oil and eggs (and applesauce) and mix thoroughly.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the cinnamon chips.  Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake until the top of the loaf is firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Turn out on wire rack to cool. Serve warm.