Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe


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

4 eggs

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!


Fall Dinner Party


Elements for hosting a memorable, fun fall dinner party:

-layering in plaid, festive colors, textures, and elements of nature (leaves, pumpkins, pinecones)

-going with a festive autumnal theme (all things apple dinner party, chili & cornbread dinner party, or anything you want!)

-fall-inspired cocktails or warm drinks (like mulled red wine, apple bourbon sangria, or salted caramel apple cider)

– delicious comfort food (homemade chili or soup – and don’t forget the homemade broccoli cheese cornbread!)

-delicious desserts (pumpkin chocolate chip cookieschocolate chip pumpkin bread, or apple cobbler

-great friends, great company, and great conversations!

And all of my favorite tips for throwing a fabulous, fun dinner party!