We decided to run off sailing this weekend (due to random coincidence: good weather here in the UK + one-off access to a fantastic sailboat, courtesy of friends) so I *almost* missed out on this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays pick – ‘Mom’s Banana Apple Bread’….
But luckily, we managed to get back in time for a bit of baking and I’ve got a lovely, cinnamon-scented loaf cooling on the counter.. Now, take note – this isn’t your boring, run-of-the-mill banana bread, but a delicious spin on the old classic that calls for sauteing tart Granny Smith apples in a sweet brown sugar syrup.. yum.. And just to up the calorie-count even more, I decided to throw on a crumble topping too, haha… I’m not sure exactly what size my loaf pan is (yes, I could measure it.. but I’m lazy) but after filling it about 3/4 full and scattering crumble topping just shy of the lip, I still had enough batter left over for 2 giant muffins. As usual, the artificial lighting in our flat leaves a lot to be desired so I’ll post better pictures tomorrow, but here’s a littler taster..
Big big thank you to this week’s SMS hostess Joy of Hot Oven Warm Heart for choosing such a sweet and relatively simple (lucky for me) treat !! Get the recipe & the historical low-down on banana bread from her lovely blog, and head over to the SMS site for a peek at what my fellow SMS’ers got up to with this one!