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Pumpkin Banana Bread

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How about combining two fall favorite flavors into one sweet bread? This would be great as an accompaniment to a full-flavored meal. In these cooler months, I love to make homemade soup and pair it with a loaf of warm bread. I think a piece of this moist and spicy bread would also satisfy as a stand-alone snack. Just add a tall glass of cold milk or a steaming cup of coffee!


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Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 C canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 C mashed banana
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C diced pecans (or walnuts)


1. Preheat oven to 350°degrees. Treat a glass bread pan with baking spray.
2. Put the brown sugar, sugar, oil and eggs into a bowl.  Stir to mix.
3. Mix bananas, pumpkin puree and whole milk. Add to the sugar/egg mixture.
4. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spices together. Add pecans.
5. Slowly add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients at a time, mix as you add.
6. Pour into the prepared glass loaf pan.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 85 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
9. Cool on wire rack until completely cooled.

It’s not necessary, but you can add a little drizzle of caramel frosting to make the loaf even more enticing.


Optional Caramel Drizzle

  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine milk and brown sugar. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, simmer about 8 minutes, still stirring. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter. Let it cool about 5 minutes before drizzling over the pumpkin banana bread.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.