In recent human history, the pharmacy and the oven occupied the same room. That connection is never more apparent than when baking bread on a cold day. I prefer quickbreads to yeast-based breads for banana-apple-bread-41their relative ease.

When the leaves begin to turn and the temperature drops, I rub my hands together and eagerly anticipate one of my favorite fall activities: baking apple banana bread. The mashed bananas, the chopped apples (perhaps just picked from Stribling Orchard, if you time it right), the butter, the optional nuts, the loads of sugar. Oh God – it’s CAKE you can eat for BREAKFAST. What is better than that?

Recipe after the jump. (more…)