Baking Fool - aka Pumpkin Banana Bread

So this nesting thing is super hardcore.  I just have to say in the last 24 hours I have now made a coconut cream pie with homemade crust, an apple crumble pie with homemade crust, two loaves of pumpkin banana bread (had four bananas to use up), applesauce (cut up too many apples for the apple pie), and a pizza from scratch (Isaiah wanted pizza).  Oh my.  I must be a glutton for punishment, or maybe just a glutton.  After my hours of baking yesterday, which included both pies and the applesauce, I was so very tired and my feet were swollen!

I wanted to showcase my little helper who helped mommy make some pumpkin banana bread.  

Isaiah really just wanted to use the mixer, which as a good mother, I could not allow...  But he did stir the batter a little for me.  Oh boys will be boys!! He's such a sweet one, and he loves to help!  Now on to the recipe... 

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour (one loaf, or 40 minutes if using mini loaf pans)


  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour (1 cup all purpose, one cup whole wheat OR 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 1/2 X 4 1/2-inch loaf pan (or 4 mini loaf pans) with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place mashed banana, pumpkin puree, oil, egg and egg whites in a large bowl. Beat with an electronic mixer on low speed.
  3. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon in a medium bowl and stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to banana and pumpkin mixture and beat until just moist.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick placed in center comes out clean.
Serves 12. 

The recipe comes from this websiteIt literally does take 10 minutes to mix up, and it's soooooo very yummy.  I didn't change the recipe from the original that I found, because it was just that good.  John even likes it, and he doesn't tend to like many baked goods!  I must admit that it is quite delicious when you have it warm with pumpkin pie ice cream and caramel sauce on top, which is a nice little fix if you are a pumpkin addict like me...

So easy, so yummy, so great for getting rid of browned bananas...  Enjoy! 


  1. Look at YOU!! I wish I could eat that pumpkin bread! :-(


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