Friday, December 8, 2017

Honey Almond Butter Apple Bread

Mom had an over-ripe banana and decided to make a quick bread.   She constantly tries to find recipes that use whole wheat flour with not a lot of sugar.  She says that we need to try to eat as healthy as we can.   Whatever, mom~

The recipe:

For Bread
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
For Topping
1. For the bread, mix all of the wet ingredients, apple, and banana together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and transfer to the large wet ingredient bowl, folding gently. Pour the bread mixture into a greased loaf pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix all of the topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top of the bread mixture.
3. Bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean). Cool completely.
 She used peanut butter instead of the honey almond butter because she had more of it.  Next time, she'll use the honey almond butter.    She didn't use the topping.   She said that we didn't need the extra sugar.      Those are apple chunks that you see.
It's still warm from the oven☺
We smelled the peanut butter while it was baking but we don't taste much of it in the baked bread.  What we do taste is a hint of banana and apple  and it's spicy like gingerbread.    It's delicious and mom will make it again. 
 And now for the official taste testing~~
Yup, it passes with flying colors!

As you can see, my bath on Saturday led to groomies on Sunday.     I am ready for Santa!
Love ya lots♥


  1. oh that looks tasty.... can I lick the spoon too if you bring it a little closer to the screen?

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH my cats and AIREGal pals this is most definitely a keeper here at Manor Madi and mom is kinda jelly that I'm sitting by that lovely slice. As you can see she didn't put her mug on the card...the pic above mom is Mom's Christmas scar around her neck.
    Thank you for this yummy recipe.
    Hugs madi your bfff and Mom

  3. That sounds delicious and we bet the house smells wonderful. Mom is doing lots of baking these days and we're really enjoying the scents.

  4. Yummy I sure looks good! I need to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing that recipe we will give it a try hopefully on Sunday, it looks yummy and you look as if you had a great time licking the spoon. There is competiton in our home between Treacle, The Boys and DH!!! We think you look lovely with your new Airecut and Santa will think you are very special. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

  6. That sounds so yummy, and we love that it can be shared with us pups too. Mom enjoys a nice slice of that kind of treat with her cup of tea.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. That looks super yummy! Ghostwriter has been making poppy seed cakes lately.

  8. mmmmmm that looks wonderful!! Mom also tries to avoid too much sugar!
    hazel & Mabel

  9. Sounds YUM! You can't go wrong with cinnamon!

  10. Oh gurl, I am so jealous!!! I would loooooves some homemade breads! alas, the oven remains cold. sigh. Maybe I can move in with you guys! ☺ pretty please.....okays, Ma said no. whatevs.
    Anyhu, I hopes you had a delish treat, and I will be dreamin' of this tonights...
    Ruby ♥

  11. That bread looks delish. We're glad to see you got a piece to try.

  12. I would love a bite!! It looks so yummy, and know it must have smelled heavenly!

  13. You're lookin good Molly!

    And dat bread sounds yummy!

  14. Miss are looking mighty fine, and the bread looks delicious!

    Teka Toy

  15. Sounds delish mainly we just make banana bread. Today Lee says we are making Key Lime Snowball cookies anything Key Lime Lee loves. Your apartment looks so festive with every corner decorated. We have went very rustic this year and just went with everything old ~ old sleigh bells, old sleigh, old Cedar Hill box filled with greens and wood and poinsettia and lights. It is our rustic theme Christmas.
    Happy Holidays Molly & Mom
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. OMG - you look beautiful! But I hope you don't get cold in today's snow!

    That bread looks yummy!

  17. That looks and sounds terrific! Mom needs to keep this recipe.