Apple Banana Streusel Bread

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The delicious topping on my Apple Banana Streusel Bread takes this sweet treat over the top! Perfect for a snack or with coffee for breakfast.


My Mom was a great cook who left a large collection of recipes and I peruse them often. This apple banana streusel bread came from my Mom’s stash but it started out as apple streusel muffins.

I had one lone banana I needed to use, not enough for my regular banana bread recipe, so I thought I’d toss it in this recipe and make it into a loaf.

I’ve never shredded an apple for a recipe before. The Lady Alice apples from Ranier Fruit were nice and juicy and shredded up easily. I just used my cheese shredder on the large holes.

I’m convinced the bread was moist due to the juicy apple. They were delicious and I was sad when they were all gone. My husband and boys were sad when they were gone too.

The streusel topping adds a sweet crunch to the bread. You could enjoy this with your morning coffee or tea or as a dessert.

The delicious topping on my apple banana streusel bread takes this sweet treat over the top! Perfect for a snack or with coffee for breakfast. #snacks Click to Tweet

It would also make a great gift for neighbors during the holidays. I’ve made this bread a second time already because the first loaf didn’t last long in my house. I’m thinking next time I may make it into muffins.

Muffins would definitely be a great grab and go breakfast or snack.

Apple Banana Streusel Bread

Wake up to Apple Banana Streusel Bread.
4.50 from 6 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded Lady Alice apples
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg beaten

Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, prepare streusel. Combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add cubed cold butter and cut in until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in banana and apple.
  • In a small bowl mix milk, oil,and egg until well blended. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
  • Put batter in prepared pan and top with streusel mixture. Gently press topping into batter without crushing it.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

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  1. Ooooh apple and banana? Sounds delicious! I’ll be making that. I took some of those apples and made a smoothie with banana and it was fab!

  2. I love the idea of shredding an apple to help mix it in and have apple in every bite! This recipe looks delicious!

  3. I have a hand-written notebook of Mom’s recipes. It’s torn and spotted from cooking by I still refer to it often!

  4. Now that is an awesome give away with awesome prizes.. and six? What a treat! I am sure eyeing those vanilla flavors..!! Your strudel look so pretty

  5. You got me at streusel, love those flavors. My mom used to make an apple streusel to die for I must try your recipe looks good.

  6. I think it is wonderful that you have so many of your Mom’s recipes. I know each time you make one of the recipes, you must have special memories. Love the streusel on the banana bread.

  7. I’m unfamiliar with Lady Alice apples—what are they similar to? I’m not a huge banana eater, but I’m sure my husband would love this.

  8. What a wonderful combination for a quick bread. I have 2 overly ripe bananas in my fridge right now.

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