This delicious Pumpkin Banana Bread recipe combines the amazing flavors of pumpkin and banana and is great to be enjoyed through the holidays or any time of the year!
This Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe is easy to make and packed with tons of flavor!
Have you ever tried pumpkin banana bread before?
Then one year, I was is full blown pumpkin season. You know the time, when we try to create all that we can with pumpkin and I thought why not add pumpkin to my favorite banana bread!
Let me tell you, the results were outstanding! My kids loved it and now, they ask me to make it all the time – not just in “pumpkin season.” You’re going to love the great combination of the banana and pumpkin flavors in this delicious bread recipe.
Why add pumpkin to banana bread?
I am not sure what made me want to try pumpkin to begin with.
It might have been that we had a cold spell in the middle of a hot summer and I began dreaming of fall. That paired with the fact that we had some bananas on the counter that were begging to be turned into banana bread.
Whatever the reason, this easy banana pumpkin bread recipe was born and I have to tell you, this is delicious!
It is just the right amount of sweet and moist. I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as we did! If you loved our easy pumpkin bread recipe then I think you will love this one too.
What is needed to make pumpkin and banana bread?
One thing I noticed when I was making this pumpkin banana bread was that I need a new loaf pan!
Either type of pan will work when you give this recipe a try soon!
What ingredients do you need to make pumpkin banana bread recipe with canned pumpkin?
If you love to bake, I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry. I don’t like overly complicated recipes and I promise, this one is not too complicated either.
- Ripe Bananas, Mashed
- Brown Sugar
- Canned Pumpkin
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
See, I’m sure you have most of this already in your home. Buy a can of pumpkin and you can easily create this pumpkin banana bread that will impress your entire family and friends!
How do you make pumpkin banana bread?
First, preheat your oven to 350 and grease the loaf pan.
Then, mix together the mashed bananas and sugar. I used a stand up mixer but you can also use a hand held mixer with a large bowl.
Then add the eggs, one at a time. In the bowl beat with the mixer until the eggs are combined with the bananas and sugar.
Next stir in the oil and cups of pumpkin puree.
Then in a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
Once the dry ingredients are combined, slow add these ingredients to the wet mixture (pumpkin mixture).
Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
Finally pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 for 70 to 80 minutes.
You’ll know the bread is ready to enjoy when a toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
After this cook time, remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack to allow to cool completely. Once the bread has cooled to room temperature, slice it and serve. Yummy!
Print this pumpkin banana bread recipe below:
Pumpkin Banana Bread
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup pure pumpkin (about ½ can – You can also easily make homemade canned pumpkin too.)
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease your loaf pan.
- In a stand up mixer, combine bananas and sugar.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well each time.
- Mix in oil and pumpkin. Make sure you also see <a href=”https://www.eatingonadime.com/how-to-make-pumpkin-puree/”>how to make pumpkin puree</a> easily to save you money.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Mix just until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 F for 70 to 80 minutes. Bread is done when a knife inserted comes out clean.
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What causes banana bread to sink in the middle?
Since this pumpkin banana bread is a dense bread recipe, it will sink slightly at the top of the loaf while cooking. However, it shouldn’t sink to be a large divot in your bread.
If your bread is sinking, it could be do to a couple of different reasons.
The first is that it might be under cooked and it just hasn’t fully risen completely yet. Make sure that you are cooking the bread for the full cook time and waited until the toothpick inserted into the bread comes out perfectly clean.
Another reason that this can happen is using too much baking soda. Ensure that you measure the baking soda you use in this recipe as too much baking soda will cause the bread to rise too quickly and then it will fall toward the end of the cook time.
Also, ensure that you do not over mix the wet and dry ingredients. You want to mix these ingredients until they are combined and then stop mixing to avoid over mixing the batter.
In addition, do not let the batter sit before baking. Make sure that your oven is ready so when the batter is put in the loaf pan, it’s ready to go right to the oven!
Do not be intimidated! Just follow the recipe exactly and you’ll enjoy this bread in no time at all.
Can you freeze pumpkin bread?
Yes, this bread recipe freezes great! If you decide to freeze this bread, after it has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in cling wrap and then in foil as well. I label the foil with the date and store in the freezer for 3-6 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy this bread, allow it to defrost on the counter and then you’re ready to enjoy it again. I love making a triple batch of this recipe so that I can enjoy this bread all throughout the Fall and Winter months.
Try these other easy banana bread recipes:
- Moist Banana Bread Recipe
- Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
- Cream cheese banana bread