I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


1 loaf (16 pieces)

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
My children love to bake (and eat) all kinds of banana bread. They make this all by themselves, with just a little help from me to put it in the oven. —Kristin Metcalf, Charlton, Massachusetts
I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples (2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup caramel sundae syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine bananas, apples, sugars and water. Stir in melted butter. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into banana mixture. Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, toast coconut in a shallow pan at 350° until golden brown, 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Mix coconut with caramel syrup and sea salt; spread over loaf.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 187 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.