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Pumpkin Banana Bread

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


Fall into the season with this pumpkin banana bread recipe! This pairing makes for the best moist texture and cozy flavor.


  • 3/4 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 large very ripe bananas)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil (organic vegetable, canola or grapeseed)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice (purchased or homemade)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8 or 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. Make the batter: Mash the bananas in the bottom of a large bowl and measure them out. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk the baking soda, Pumpkin Pie Spice, kosher salt, all-purpose flour, and whole wheat flour. Then stir the dry ingredients into the batter with a spoon.
  3. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar (or brown sugar) if desired. Bake 45 minutes, then add foil loosely on the top. Bake another 10 to 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (or the internal temperature is 200 degrees): the exact timing will depend on the size of the pan.
  4. Cool: Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then run a knife around the edge and invert the loaf onto a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Storage info: The bread lasts 4 to 5 days at room temperature wrapped in aluminum foil, refrigerated for 10 days, or frozen for 3 months (slice it into pieces and wrap it in plastic wrap then a freezer-safe bag or container).
  • Category: Baked
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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