Every time I have some bananas that have browned I say I’ll make some banana bread… and I always forget, because life. lol.
But tonight I had a craving for some. Then remembered I also had some NY McIntosh Apples that needed to be used, so I made up my own recipe based off of bits and pieces of recipes I’ve made in the past and voila!
I’ve also really enjoyed incorporating Young Living Vitality oils into my cooking and baking more and more and thought this would be a perfect opportunity!
Please keep in mind that it’s important you use only the best, therapeutic and FDA approved essential oils safe for consumption. I only trust Young Living’s Vitality line. If you’d like to try infusing your meals and goodies with essential oils give me a shout and I’ll help you get your hands on some!
For the Apples:
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
3 Tbsp packed Dark Brown Sugar
2 Medium Apples, peeled and diced
1 Drop of Cinnamon Bark EO
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
For the Banana Bread:
1-3/4 Cups Flour
3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Large Bananas (mashed)
1 Drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality EO
2 Drops of Nutmeg Vitality EO
2 Drops of Clove Vitality EO
To Make the Apples:
Preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the butter and brown sugar and heat until bubbling.
Add the apples and sauté until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the vanilla and Cinnamon Bark Vitality EO. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
To Make the Banana Bread:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and sugars.
In another bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce, milk, vanilla and essential oils.
Stir in banana and apple mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick test comes out clean.