Sunday, August 23, 2009

SMS: Mom's Apple Banana Bread


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays treat was Mom’s Apple Banana Bread. Judging from the recent recipe choices, I think everyone is ready for fall: first the Applesauce Spice Bars, now this apple banana bread, my boyfriend’s mom even served an apple pie at lunch today. Anyway, I love banana bread and I also love apple desserts, so the odds for this treat being a big hit for me seemed pretty high; I made a full recipe of it in four mini-pans in anticipation of several mornings of yummy bread. Unfortunately, I was not fond of this bread and Mr. Penpen wasn’t either. The bread had very prominent (and wonderful) apple-spice aroma and that was the initial flavor I tasted, then a bit of an aftertaste of banana, which seemed a little intrusive to my palate. I should have just eaten the brown sugar apples with yogurt for breakfast, since they were amazing on their own.



Many thanks to Joy of Hot Oven, Warm Heart for giving me the opportunity to try a new banana bread recipe, click HERE on her site for the recipe. I also have to thank Joy for kindly emailing me a recipe for Pupcakes (the name of her blog is very appropriate she is very warm and friendly, not to mention everything she makes looks fabulous). To see the pupcakes and enter my very first give-away, stop by tomorrow (there will be a real cake, too). And be sure to check the SMS blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of this recipe; judging from the Problems & Questions section, I have the heretical opinion of this treat.

13 comments:

Nina said...

I love that your apples didnt fall in the batter, and these looked amazing!

Mrs. G said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this recipe. The apples are good all by themselves.

Cristine said...

Your bread looks great!

JoAnn Freda said...

The four little loaves look so cute lined up in a row, too bad they were a little disappointing. Can't wait to see your next blog with a giveaway!

Melissa said...

Too bad you didn't like it. Mine didn't taste very much like bananas at all. I think because I only used 2 and they were't super ripe. They look great, anyway!

Tracey said...

Your bread looks fantastic! Too bad you didn't enjoy it. I thought it was delicious but I think that had a lot to do with the caramelized apples, which were amazing :)

Karin said...

Not heretical- it was good but not my favorite! Though I found the flavor to be much better after it sat for a day. Looking forward to the pupcakes post.

The Bahens said...

I'm sad you didn't like it!! But I agree that the apples by themselves are heavenly. I ate more than a few before they made it into the bread batter!

Cakelaw said...

Sorry to hear you weren't fond of this - however, it looks delicious.

Fit Chick said...

Totally agree with you, a good recipe, but not much banana flavor; DH did not care for it at all. Your loaves look good!

k.a.r.e.n said...

Awwww... sorry you didnt like this one. It does look great though!

Hanaâ said...

Sorry to hear that this wasn't your favorite. Your mini loaves look really nice though. I guess there are always hungry people at the office :o)

Thank you for stopping by and wishing me luck at the Fair. I should know by the end of the week how I did. Will post the results as soon as I find out. Probably this weekend.

Katiecakes said...

Haha, I certainly am ready for autumn! It's my very favorite season as it brings tasty appley goodness ;)

Katie xox