Studded with tender apple pieces and covered with tons of buttery streusel and glaze, this fall-style banana bread is so addicting, you might eat the entire loaf by yourself!
Valid question: What won’t I apple pie this fall?
And yep, “apple pie” is officially a verb in my book now. Don’t send help.
I’m obviously content over here in the land of apple pie. And even though we’re in the thick of November already, I don’t plan on leaving this land anytime soon until gingerbread and eggnog physically drag me away to pay them the proper attention.
P.S. Spoiler alert: I’m already working on some gingerbread and eggnog recipes for you all whilst continuing my apple spree. Whaaaaaat??
But guys!! It’s time to talk about glazed apple pie streusel banana bread!! My most recurring addiction as of lately. Do I even have to point out why??
I will anyway. —>
Banana bread. It’s moist, ultra-soft and absolutely perfect.
Apples. It’s made perfect-er by throwing apple pie-style things into the mix. A ton of spice and vanilla for flavor, plus tender apple pieces.
Streusel. We all know where I stand on the issue of streusel, and that standpoint is that streusel belongs in everything. The end.
Glaze. Not completeeeeeeely necessary here, but if you ask me…yes, it’s necessary.
And yes, copious amounts of it, please and thanks.
Man, guys. If you don’t end up eating most of this banana bread on your own the minute you’re done making it…I’m gonna be a little worried about you.
Also, I’ll probably demand your leftover slices.
Apple pie land for life, guys. ♥
Glazed Apple Pie Streusel Banana Bread
- 4 medium ripe bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium apples peeled and diced into 1/2-in cubes
- 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-in loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Make the bread: In a medium bowl, beat mashed banana, sugar, oil, yogurt, milk, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt until smooth. Fold in apples. Spread batter into prepared pan and set aside.
- Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine flour, pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
- Bake banana bread at 350F 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool bread completely on a wire cooling rack.
- Make the icing: In a small bowl, whisk all icing ingredients until smooth. Remove bread from pan and place on a wire cooling rack. Drizzle bread with icing and let stand 5 minutes to set. Slice bread and enjoy!
Make sure you give this Banana Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread a try next!!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
WOW! This is JUST what I need for this Tuesday morning. Apple pie banana bread is such a genius idea, Sarah! I love the mashup of my two favorites. And that streusel on top looks amazing. YUM!!
I totally support your apple pie love so keep ’em coming 🙂 This banana bread looks out of this world, Sarah!I would have a hard time sharing especially with that glorious streuesel topping and glaze!
This bread looks wonderful! The combination sounds so delicious! Need to make it! Pinned of course!
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Ha, I’m apple pie-ing pretty much everything I can too! (It totally is a verb, 😉 ) This bread has got me going crazy! Is it wrong I just want to eat that topping with a spoon??
haha I love that you made apple pie a verb. That’s awesome! And it so should be! I mean, this banana bread! So fun for fall!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
This bread looks just divine!! That streusel crumble on top is calling my name!
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
I think we should do what we can as food bloggers to get “apple pie” legitimately recognized as a verb. I am all over this. “Ima apple pie my oatmeal for breakfast” “I’m in the kitchen apple-pie-ing my banana bread. Life is good.” lol!!
I love the recipe and the bread but you have the picture of of the chocolate chip pumpkin bread in the recipe for Glazed Apple Pie Streusel Banana Bread.
Is there anyway you can email me the right picture to go with the recipe?
I’ve updated the recipe to include the right photo, Margo. Sorry about that!
Peggy Jaeger says
I’d like banana bread, or coffee cake, with the apple pie filling not mixed in but layered in the center of the cake or bread. It has the pudding like stuff alreàdy with cooked apples so it’s extra wet stuff…does it need to be mixed with a dry mix to compensate fir the extra moisture of the ‘pudding’ around the apples..???