Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Apple-Banana Bread

banana bread
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I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas!

We get both cheaply at ALDI.  But sometimes the bagged apples have an apple or two (ore more) with a big bruise on it, not good for sending in school lunch bags.  And the bananas tend to go brown before we've eaten all of them.

So here's a recipe that turns both ingredients into something yummy: Apple-Banana Bread.

I created this recipe based on one from Cooks.com's recipe search some years ago.  It's a go-to recipe when produce is going bad - and it sends fine in school lunch bags!

APPLE-BANANA BREAD

1 cup sugar
1 stick (8 oz) butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
2-3 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped.

Cream sugar and butter together.  Add egg and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl, mash up the ripe bananas with a fork, then add to the sugar mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda and flour together.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until all ingredients are moistened.

Add chopped apples until they are incorporated into the batter.

Grease and flour 2 bread pans.  Fill with mixture until pans are 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 for one hour, covering the tops of the pans lightly with aluminum foil.  Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until a knife inserted in the bread comes out clean. 

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4 comments:

Heather Bea July 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

I linked up a great Febreeze recipe today!

Cheers!
Heather @ Fake It Frugal

Cindy @ Fenced in Family July 28, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

I bet my kids will love this Apple Banana Bread. Definitely going to make it - thanks for the recipe!

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