One of my favourite recipes is this pumpkin banana bread loaf. I’m not sure where I found the original version, but since then I’ve played around with it and love baking it for people.
Ingredients (makes 2 9×5 loaves):
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 3 bananas
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Nuts (optional)
1) Mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, baking soda, salt, and spices, in a medium-sized bowl.
Pre-heat the oven to 350*F.
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl- I used my KitchenAid for this part.
2) Mash the bananas with a spoon, for, or mixer.
3) Beat in the softened butter, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla.
4) Slowly add in the dry ingredients, followed by the chocolate chips and/or nuts.
5) Pour the mixture into two 9×5 loaf pans. I used parchment paper because I was bringing one of the loaves to my friend’s house that night. Make sure it’s all smoothed out.
6) Bake at 350*F for about an hour, rotating the pans throughout. Check the loaves with a clean knife since it’ll stay pretty moist for a while.
Oooohmygoodness, I love this loaf. Every time people try it, they fall in love. For good reason.