Pumpkin banana bread, recipe easy way

the sweet glory of banana bread and the quintessential warm spices we dream of during fall season.

Ingredients ÷


Grease the pan with cooking spray or butter. Combine 1 cup coarsely mashed ripe bananas, 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup pumpkin puree, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix in 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baki powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Optionally, garnish with 1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or pepitas.

Time ÷

  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cook:60 mins
  • Total:75 mins
  • Servings:10 to 12 servings
  • Yield:1 loaf

How to make÷


  1. Lightly grease a 9-x 5-inch loaf pan, then line with a parchment paper sling, letting excess hang over the long sides for easy transfer after baking..
  2. Whisk together the bananas, eggs, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Continue to whisk and gently mash the banana mixture until the batter is smooth and only a few small lumps remain.
  3. Add the oil, yogurt, pumpkin puree, and vanilla to the bowl, whisking well until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk into the wet ingredients just until you no longer see traces of flour. Use a silicone spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and fold the batter together a few more times to completely combine..
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing it into an even layer. Tap on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles. If you like you can top with nuts at this point (I use untoasted since they will brown as the cake bakes) or wait and sprinkle onto a glaze after baking.
  6. Bake the loaf until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with only a few moist crumbs, 50 to 60 minutes.
  7. Let the bread completely cool in the loaf pan, then use the parchment paper sling to remove the it from the pan. Top with a glaze (see options below) or serve with a scoop of yogurt, if desired..

How to Store_

  •  wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

  • You can freeze the cooled loaf, wrapped in parchment paper and placed in a resealable bag for up to 3 months.

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