For the first day of fall last week, it was clearly necessary to bake my first batch of pumpkin bread this season! It may be in the high 80s right now, and feeling very little like autumn, but some homemade pumpkin banana bread was perfect to celebrate the start of this new season. This new-to-me recipe made our home smell insanely delicious for hours on end, and I love this easy recipe! Do yourself a favor and make this simple, yummy pumpkin banan bread… the recipe makes two large loaves or four smaller loaves, which is perfect for sharing with neighbors, family, and friends.
Pumpkin Banana Bread
(recipe originally from Pizzazzerie)
2 sticks of softened butter
2 1/2 cups of sugar
1 can of pumpkin puree
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of vanilla
5 ripe, mashed bananas
Preheat oven to 350. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl with a mixer with a paddle attachment, and cream together til combined. Add in eggs one at a time. Add in pumpkin and mix til combined. Add in pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and flour, and stir til combined. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla til combined. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Then enjoy!
If you want to host a fall dinner party or cook my favorite fall recipes or throw a chili + cornbread party – then don’t miss these wonderful posts from years past! And our Fall 2017 to-do list!
I have another amazing fall recipe for you! I’ve been on a baking kick recently (see: chocolate chip banana bread + pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookies), and I’m not hating it. Now that I work from home and have a lot of awesome opportunities for hosting people in my home, I’ve been on somewhat of a baking rampage! I also love baking once autumn rolls around, and I’m glad there are so many great ways to incorporate the flavors of fall into baking and cooking. I crave all things pumpkin and apple, and this chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a tried and true recipe that I know I’ll come back to again and again!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray (you could also make muffins!).
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together until combined. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and brown sugar together until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin, oil, and orange juice. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, and be sure to loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil halfway through baking to prevent the top from getting too brown. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing. Enjoy!!
I’m curious what you’ve been baking recently! What are your favorite seasonal recipes this time of year?