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Banana Apple Bread with Caramel Sauce and Pecans

Banana Apple Bread with Caramel Sauce and Pecans

Banana Apple Bread with Caramel Sauce and Pecans - banana bread made with Greek yogurt and cinnamon with the addition of diced apples. Topped with the caramel sauce or dulce de leche and sprinkled with chopped pecans.  Perfect breakfast or dessert during Fall/Autumn. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 304 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Banana Apple Bread:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , very soft, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas , very ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups apples , chopped (2-3 apples). Use either tart apples, such as tarter Granny Smiths, or sweeter, Fuji apples

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce or dulce de leche
  • 1/3 cup pecans , chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.   

  2. In a mixing bowl, using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on high speed for 1.5 minutes. The consistency will be somewhat crumbly. Add eggs and continue beating for several more minutes until the mixture becomes fluffy and lighter in color.

  3. Add mashed bananas, Green yogurt, and vanilla extract and continue beating until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix. Lumps will work themselves out. Fold in chopped apples.
  6. Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, butter the parchment paper too. Note: lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper ensures that the bottom of the bread will not get stuck. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 1 hour. When inserted toothpick comes out clean – the bread is ready! Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
  7. Warm the store-bought (or homemade) caramel sauce in a microwave for 5-10 seconds to make it a bit runny and more manageable. Using small spoon, drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of a bread loaf (or every individual slice like I do. :). Sprinkle with chopped pecans. You can also use dulce de leche in place of the caramel sauce.
  8. Note: I also used a 8×4 inch loaf pan, plus 3 muffin cups with this recipe. You can also, of course, use mini loaf pans.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Apple Bread with Caramel Sauce and Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.