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apple cider banana bread

Apple Cider Banana Bread

Basically perfect banana bread, but add apple and apple cider for a fall twist.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Keyword apple banana, apple cider, banana bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
1 minute
Servings 1 standard loaf


Apple cider reduction:

  • 1 cup apple cider reduced to 1/4 cup
  • Mulling spices if desired (see notes up top)

Banana Bread

  • 2 large bananas ripe (215g once mashed)
  • 1 large granny smith apple 135g once grated
  • 1 cup or 210g brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup or 52g canola oil
  • ¼ cup or 70g reduced cider
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups or 260g all purpose flour
  • up to 1 cup chopped pecans optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and line a large loaf pan* (see notes) with parchment paper (use metal, not glass or ceramic).
  • Mash the bananas and grate the apple stir them together with a fork. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, oil and cider and whisk to combine.
  • Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour and whisk to just combine. Fold in the pecans, if using.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes (if using a pullman) or until the top bounces back when pressed. If your loaf pan is smaller the bread will take less time to bake, check it at 55 minutes.