Banana bread as a pumpkin bread mashup! Whenever you’ve got that last cup of pumpkin leftover and a few bananas ripening make pumpkin banana bread!
Is Pumpkin Banana Bread Healthy?
The nutrients in pumpkin are actually world class.
Extremely high in fiber and lower in calories, pumpkin packs a good amount of disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and vitamins C and E.
Bananas are high in potassium and contain good levels of protein and dietary fiber.
Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium.
This mineral is important as it helps maintain fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells.
Also known as, yuuuuuuuuuummy! And this chocolate chip pumpkin banana bread recipe is actually not just for a delicious recipe but to solve an irritation of mine as well. I could be the only one with this problem, or haunting, whatever you’d like to call it, but I’m rolling with it. I’m sick to death of recipes (oh shoot, this one will create that problem hahahahaha!) that call for a certain amount of pumpkin and then I’m left with a tupperware in the fridge of leftovers.
Can’t we start making three different can sizes or recipes that use an entire can? And again, I realize I didn’t think through this as I’m often left with an extra cup but if you’re just making this bread on your own you’re now going to have leftovers so I guess double this thing up and ding dong ditch the crazy neighbors, or normal ones if you please.
And speaking of hauntings, want to hear a funny story? A little while back I woke up in the middle of the night, or maybe I really was dreaming, but either way it felt real. So I’m laying there and look up towards the ceiling where I see this large, white figure staring down at me. No, I didn’t see a face, but it was clearly looking at me, then it suddenly zoomed down at me and that’s when I apparently screamed out.
I thought I was dreaming, but Cade says that for the first time ever I actually screamed out loud in my sleep. Oh, man! LOL! I’m laughing just thinking about it! It was so scary, but then for the rest of the day Cade would call, and make a little scream or suddenly blurt it out at dinner, etc. That stinker! I couldn’t help but laugh at myself as it was quite hilarious, but have you ever had that happen? CREEPY!!!
Let’s all watch the video and get that out of our heads.
My girlfriend says she dreamed her husband (and they happen to be the sweetest, most adorable couple ever) left her for another woman, but one that was quite weird and not attractive. She was sick to her stomach all day about it. HaHAHA! We got such a good laugh about how much dreams can seem like the real deal. So what’s the craziest one you’ve ever had?
Can You Freeze Pumpkin Banana Bread?
Allow fresh-baked Pumpkin banana bread to cool completely before freezing so it doesn’t create condensation that leads to soggy bread.
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil.
… The bread stays fresh for 2 to 4 months in the freezer.
Thaw frozen pumpkin banana bread in its packaging at room temperature or in the refrigerator before serving.
Pumpkin Banana Bread
What Causes Pumpkin Banana Bread to Fall or be Flat?
Usually pumpkin banana bread rises well as the bananas in the mixture tend to give the batter some extra “lift”.
There are a variety of reasons why yours may be sinking on cooling but it is most likely that it isn’t quite fully baked.
Banana bread tends to form a firmish crust on the outside, so even if it looks baked it may not quite be done which means that it will sink as it cools.
Make sure that you are using the correct amount of banana and pumpkin as too much will increase the moisture and make it difficult for the bread to cook through properly.
Also measure the leavening agents carefully (baking powder and/or bicarbonate of soda/baking soda) using proper measuring spoons.
Too much leavening can cause the bread to rise up too much and this will cause it to sink back as it cools.
How do I Know When the Pumpkin Banana Bread is Done?
Begin testing your pumpkin banana bread for doneness about 10 minutes before you expect it to be finished baking.
Insert a cake tester or toothpick near the center of the loaf; if the tester comes out clean, the center of the loaf is done.
Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
Pumpkin Banana Bread
Soft pumpkin banana bread with mini chocolate chips and it smells like fall the minute you stick it in the oven! ohsweetbasil.com
- 4 large eggs
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup bananas, mashed (about 2 medium bananas)
- 3 cups chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 bread pans with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixer, add the eggs, butter, oil, sugar and vanilla, mix until smooth.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add to the mixer with the pumpkin and bananas and mix to combine.
- Add the chocolate chips and divide between the two pans.
- Bake, laying foil over the pans after 50 minutes and baking for an additional 10 minutes for a total of 60 minutes.
Yield: 1 slice, Serving Size: 1
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 431 Calories
- Total Fat: 14.8g
- Fiber: 2.6g
- Sugar: 30.4g
- Protein: 7.7g