Friday, February 12, 2010

The best of two worlds!

I love pumpkin bread...I love banana bread...what's a girl to do? Oh, how will we choose?!
Don't have to. This recipe will give you the taste of both. Slice it thick, toast nice and warm and smear some cream cheese or butter on'll be glad you did!

Recipe adapted from Country Inns and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook
5 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 medium-sized bananas, mashed
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat 3 regular-sized loaf pans with vegetable cooking spray - or 6 mini pans - or can be done as muffins. (I do this in mini pans or as muffins. They freeze great.)
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat the bananas, pumpkin, and sugar. Beat in the eggs and oil. Stir in the flour mixture, JUST until moistened. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 45-50 minutes for the large pans, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with large moist crumbs.
Cool on a wire rack. Remove bread from pans and wrap tightly. This gets better the next day!!


  1. pumpkin and banana??? together in a bread??? well, i just have one word....amazing! well done, cheers from london

  2. I'm new to this site and just had to drop by and say hi. This recipe caught my eye and I can't wait to try it. I was going to make a regular banana bread tomorrow, but will be using your recipe now. Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to checking out more of your recipes.

  3. Made your recipe today and it's delicious. :) Very moist and the pumpkin and banana flavors were perfect together. The only thing I did different was add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. This one is a keeper and going into my recipe box to make again.

  4. I found the bread to be "flat" tasting. If I make it again I would at least double the amount of spices and salt and add nuts and perhaps a 1/4 c. of buttermilk for more depth of flavor.

  5. very delicious
    nom nom nom
    i like this

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  7. What an awesome combination! This sounds great!

    I want to just take a piece out of that first photo!

  8. I'm waiting for your next delicious recipe.. When will it come??

  9. SOON!!! My daughter was married two weeks ago and I've been overwhelmed with NOT cooking...but I will work on that!

  10. Linda, I love anything that has pumpkin in it! This looks so moist and scrumptious!
    I had to come and visit you- your blog name is fabulous! So nice to meet you tonight!

  11. I love this blog but haven't seen anything new in a while :(

    I love banana bread and love pumkin bread - what could be better than this ?!

  12. I'm so sorry! I've been busy and not taking photos of my recipes. I hope to get back to it very soon!!

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  14. Your photogaphy is can taste the recipe just by looking at it!! Bravo!

  15. YUM! that looks fantastic, good thing I have some bananas that are heading south!

  16. On the ingredient list you stated to use baking powder, but on the instructions you mentioned baking soda?

    1. I'm SO sorry I didn't see this til now! It's baking powder...I've fixed it on the site and the printable recipe. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  17. If there is one thing I can do right in life, it's bake. I have completely omitted key ingredients in recipes and still had them turn out right. I picked this recipe out of many on Pinterest because of how fluffy it looked. And I have no idea what I did wrong with this one. I pulled it out of the oven and it was so heavy and dense, and very light in colour on the top. But, it sure smells good, and hopefully will still taste good!

  18. I was dissapointed with this recipe, it was very bland.