Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I had old bananas and started right in on my usual banana bread recipe and realized I had no apple sauce left. I always hate using oil because it just doesn’t taste the same or have the same texture. I opened the pantry and BINGO! Pumpkin! Since it’s fall, pumpkin all the things! In the words of Plato:

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

— Plato


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (usually about three bananas)
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. Cream together the eggs, pumpkin, and sugar and beat well.
  1. Add flour, salt, nutmeg, baking powder, and soda which have been sifted together.  Stir well.
  2. Add the crushed bananas and nuts and stir in well.
  1. Add the batter to a greased loaf pan and sprinkle with flour.  Bake for 1 hour. Remove loaf from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.