Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

This is the first time I've ever been happy to have apples starting to go bad, and after eating a slice of this, you will be too! In trying to eat better to help my health, I purchased some lovely organic Granny Smith apples. After a very busy week I realized today that the ones left had all started browning! So I searched round on Pinterest to find a good way to use them, knowing I also had some bananas ready for banana bread and this magically recipe fell into my lap! After making some modifications so I could safely eat it and not feel bad about it, this recipe was born!

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

Base recipe from Averie Cooks, made gluten free and healthier.

Medium Energy Recipe for Spoonies Chronic Illness Disability
Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed*
  • 1/3 c canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar*
  • 1/4 c sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
  • 1/4 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1  c gluten free flour (I used Better Batter)
  • 1/2 c gluten free oat flour (make your own by pulsing gf oats in food processor)
  • 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 c mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 small bananas)
  • 1 c grated apples (about 2 small or 1 extra-large grated on the coarsest blade of a box grater or food processor; I used peeled Granny Smith apples)

* I will be working on making this recipe with honey and/or maple syrup to replace sugars


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees and grease a 5x9 loaf pan.

  2. Add Eggs through Vanilla extract into a stand mixer and mix until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

  4. Once ingredients in stand mixer are well combined, slowly add dry ingredients while mixer is running. 

  5. Once well incorporated, add bananas and apples. It may take a little while for them to mix in well but batter should be fairly wet and semi-pourable. 

  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50 to 65 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. When baking with fruit the moisture content can vary greatly so your baking time may be different. Start checking at 45 minutes and cover with tin foil if the bread is browning too much.

Accessible Tips

  • Use a food processor to grate your apples.
  • You don't have to mash your bananas if you're okay with little banana pieces in your bread. I let my stand mixer do the work and have almost no noticeable pieces in mine.
  • If you'd like you can replace all the flour with oat flour to get more fiber and whole grains into your diet. I haven't done it myself but generally I find oat flour an easy swap for gf flours as long as you have enough binder. 

I'd never thought of shaking up the traditional banana bread but now that I've tried this, I'll be trying out more! Let me know how you guys like this! If you try it please post a photo on Instagram and be sure to tag @theaccessiblekitchen #theaccessiblekitchen so I can see!

♡ Squishes & Love ♡