*Any* Pie Filling Banana Bread

So… my banana bread kick is obviously not over yet. I had some leftover raspberry pie filling from the lemon cake and thought why not put that in banana bread!? Genius! It turned out so so good. And I bet you could use other pie fillings and really have fun with this recipe. I made a chocolate loaf and regular loaf and put in raspberry pie filling and white chocolate chips in both. Delicious!! I made them both at the same time so I could compare them side by side. I have to say that although they were both delicious, the chocolate loaf won out – and disappeared faster. It was almost brownie-like, not in chewiness, but in moistness and richness. Don’t those loaves look gorgeous??

Banana Bread

I bet it would be really good to try cherry pie filling + dark chocolate chunks, apple pie filling + caramel chunks/peanut butter chips, blueberry pie filling + white chocolate chips, etc., etc. Please feel free to post any variations you try in the comments! I’d love to hear about them!

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Ingredients:    (yield – 1 loaf)

Wet Ingredients –

1 ripe banana    

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

½ applesauce

½ can pie filling (I used raspberry)

Blondie Loaf Only –

½ t lemon extract (or 1 t lemon juice)

Dry Ingredients –

1 ½ c flour

1 T baking powder

½ t baking soda

¼ t salt

½ c white sugar

½ c brown sugar

1 c chocolate chips (I used white chocolate)

Chocolate Loaf Only –

1/3 c cocoa powder

Blondie Loaf Only –

¾ t cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Mash banana; combine with all wet ingredients in bowl.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  4. Combine both bowls.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes. (You can check with a toothpick, but remember that the pie filling is going to remain a liquid.)

~180 calories per slice (1/18 of loaf)

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