Thursday, October 17, 2013

Banana Pumpkin Bread

It is the season for all things pumpkin and I love pumpkin bread.
 
But this morning I also had some sorry looking bananas that needed immediate attention.  Which got me to thinking, why not banana pumpkin bread?

I took out my banana bread recipe and my pumpkin bread recipe and created this banana pumpkin quick bread recipe. 
 
I was hoping it would turn out well but you never know when re-writing a recipe.
It turned out wonderful!  So here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

Banana Pumpkin Bread

2 1/4 cups flour (I use freshly milled multi-grain flower but all purpose works just fine too)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbls baking power
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk (for sour milk add 1/2 tsp white vinegar to the milk)
1/3 cup softened butter or coconut oil (I use coconut oil)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl add 1 & 1/4 cup of the flour along with the rest of the ingredients.  Mix on slow until combined.  Once combined, beat on high with electric mixer for 2 minutes.  Add remaining flour, mix well.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan (9x5x3 inches).  Put in middle of oven and bake 1 hour plus 10 - 15 minutes (check at 1 hour but expect to need another 10 or 15 minutes).  This is a very wet batter meaning it will take longer to bake than and average quick bread.  Check doneness by inserting a tooth pick or wooden dowel into the center.  If it comes out clean, the bread is done. 

Turn out onto a cooling rack immediately and let cool completely.  For best results, wrap tightly and let sit overnight.  But I can never wait that long!

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7 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using pumpkin AND banana in a bread! It's awesome how much of the fat it saves! Thanks for sharing :) (Found you from More the Merrier Monday)

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  2. Oh my, this sounds delicious! I must give it a try. Yum!

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  3. You have two eggs listed twice. Do you use 2 eggs, or 4 eggs? Thanks!

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    1. Oh my thank you for catching that! Only 2 eggs. I have edited the recipe so it is correct now.

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  4. Two of my favorites and now you've put them together. I need to try this one. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

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  5. Great combo!! Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

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  6. Hmm, what an intriguing combination - looks moist - will have to give this a try! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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