This moist, spicy banana pumpkin bread recipe is a real treat! It uses yogurt as well as the bananas to help bind it all together.
Delicious Banana Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Many pumpkin bread recipes use fruit to add a different flavor to the bread. This one incorporates bananas as well as yogurt, giving it a great creamy flavor.
It tastes even better a few days after being made, making it a fantastic gift to coworkers, friends, or family during the holiday season.
You could even bring a loaf or two to share in the office. Just leave it next to the coffee maker and watch it disappear!
- 1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin puree, or pumpkin pie filling without the spices listed below
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, wholemeal also works!
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp salt
- 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Beat together yogurt, pumpkin, bananas, eggs, both sugars and oil until smooth.
- Slowly add the rest of the dry ingredients, leaving the walnuts til last, into the pumpkin mixture, beating on medium speed.
- Add walnuts by slowly folding them into the bread mix.
- Pour your fabulous pumpkin banana bread mixture into two greased and floured nine-inch loaf pans and bake for about one hour. Let the loaves cool before removing them from pans.
Wasn’t this easy? You can save it in the fridge for a few days.
Put a few slices in the microwave for 15-20 seconds for a quick breakfast or a snack with a glass of cold milk.YUM!
You can even wrap a loaf in some cling wrap and throw it in the freezer for long term storage, as with just about any of the breads you find on this site.
Must have pumpkin spices for bread making
I’ll let you in on a secret: you might not find pumpkin spices year round, but they are perfectly fine to keep from year to year. Make sure you buy your favorites while they are in season. That way you can enjoy pumpkin bread and other pumpkin desserts all year round 😉
Here are some of my favorites:
Do you make banana pumpkin bread? Do you have a twist to making it? I’d LOVE to hear about it. This is the best time of the year for our family: warm soups, delicious pies, yummy breads…. what more can you ask for?