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Banana Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Banana Pumpkin Bread

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"This is a moist, tasty breakfast bread perfect with jam, margarine, or even cream cheese. Best of all, it's low in fat!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed banana, eggs, oil, pumpkin, honey and sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pie spice and cinnamon, stir into the banana mixture until just combined. Fold in the raisins and walnuts if desired. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2007

This bread is delicious!!!! I was looking for a recipe that used bananas and canned pumpkin to get rid of some of my Thanksgiving over-stock. This was the perfect recipe! Changes I made: I used 3 bananas instead of 2, allspice instead of pumpkin pie spice and only 1 tsp of that, and I added a tsp. of vanilla. Also, only used 1/4 c. of oil. Baked in mini-muffin pans for about 20 min. Thanks for the great recipe/idea! I would have never put banana and pumpkin together but it works wonderfully in this bread! Also, used 1/2 cup light brown sugar in lieu of the honey.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2012

The bread had a nice flavor, but turned out uncooked and gooey, even though I baked it for way longer than the 45 minutes. Because of the nice flavor, I think the bread has potential. I will try the recipe again, but with a higher cooking temperature. I'll let you all know how it turns out. Addendum: I baked the bread at 400 degrees for 30 minutes and lowered the temperature to 350 degrees for the remaining 30 minutes. The bread did cook, but was a bit dark on the outside. It tasted pretty good on the inside though. I think the trick here is to only fill the pan about 1/3 full. It might bake up nicely at the 350 degree temperature in the original recipie if the amount to be baked is not too dense.

Apr 11, 2003

I love this recipe! The changes I've made address the already noted difficulty with cooking time. I divide the recipe into 2- 4"x10" loaf pans and it takes about 50 to 55 min. I have also added diced candied ginger and it complimented the banana and pumpkin beautifully.

Oct 10, 2002

This is a great bread, and easy to make, too. I can't praise it enough. I can taste the banana, pumpkin and honey in every bite. I put a lot of golden raisins in it and it is just the best quick bread I ever made/ate. It did need to bake longer than the recipe indicated - more like an hour rather than 45 minutes. Rating: Five stars +

Jun 02, 2003

I have been making this recipe for months now...a favorite! Works with fresh OR canned pumpkin, though I throw in an bit more banana. I also use whole wheat flour instead of white flour and it stays moist and lovely. I have also made this as a straight banana bread, by replacing the pumpkin with more mashed banana- it makes the best banana bread I have ever had. Highly recommended for a healthy quick bread!

Apr 11, 2003

I really liked this bread but banana and pumpkin are both very strong flavors. Mixed together, they kind of cancelled each other out and I couldn't taste a lot of either. I would use either all bananas or all pumpkin in this recipe. I made it lighter by replacing the oil with the same amount of applesauce and using half real sugar and half Splenda sugar substitute. Also, I baked the bread for 60 mins and it wasn't done. I recommend at least 70 mins because mine fell and was heavier because it wasn't all the way done.

Nov 08, 2003

I loved this recipe!! I would not consider it low fat though at 7 Grams per serving (1/12th of recipe). I substituted 3/4 cup of oatmeal for 3/4 cups of the flour. I also felt I needed to bake it for more like an hour rather than 45 minutes. Taste got high ratings at my house!!

Apr 11, 2003

The oven temperature setting +/or the cooking time for this recipe isn't right! Like many of the other reviews have stated it just doesn't get cooked all the way through.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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