Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

Pumpkin AND bananas join forces in this tasty bread! This is a great fall treat and your house has never smelled so good.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I feel I should open a facility for aging bananas in my home because they are always hanging around. We eat bananas, but we also apparently ignore them. The good thing about this dilemma is that there are so many delicious things to do with ripe bananas! I mean, we have just the standard ol' (but still so yummy) Banana Bread and then you can start getting crazy and adding extras like with this Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and this Reese's Banana Bread. Don't even get me started on Banana Bars (these are AMAAAAZING). Fall is approaching, so I had the thought to add pumpkin to my aging-banana dilemma. I really had no idea how this Pumpkin Banana Bread would turn out and I was so pleasantly surprised when it came out of the oven.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Look at this loaf of bread! It is tall and perfect and pretty and cooked evenly throughout. And the taste! The banana and pumpkin make it so incredibly moist and tasty. The chocolate chips on top add a little special something, but feel free to leave them out. I'm in love. This is one of the best breads I've ever made. My boys both walked upstairs from the basement while it was baking and said at the same time, WHAT IS THAT DELICIOUS SMELL?!

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Add this Pumpkin Banana Bread to your fall baking list! You will not be disappointed.

How's your week going? Is anyone else enjoying these little blips of fall that we're seeing? I can't wait for fall! Baking and crockpot soups and fires in the fireplace and colorful leaves and crisp coolness.. eek! Enjoy your week, my friends, and please let me know if you decide to make this yummy bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread
Yield: 8

Pumpkin Banana Bread

prep time: 10 minscook time: 60 minstotal time: 70 mins

Pumpkin AND bananas together in this tasty bread! This is a great fall treat.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium-low speed until just combined. Stir in the pumpkin and bananas.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading in an even layer. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top, if desired. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and serving.
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