Pumpkin Banana Bread

It has been one of those weeks where the “mommy brain” has been bad. I mean real bad. This is how bad it was… I tried to use NAIL POLISH REMOVER to remove my eye makeup instead of eye makeup remover!!!! Both bottles are blue and apparently I can’t read. Aaahhhh!!! Thankfully my eye is okay. Obviously, I realized mistake very quickly and since my eye was closed I didn’t get very much in my eye. But seriously…. Who does that???? Moms. Moms who are very tired and their brains are on shut down mode.  Oh well. It happens. And my amazing husband made sure that I was able to go wedding dress shopping with my little sister. And I can’t tell how much that helped clear my head of “mommy brain.” (Thank you, dear husband!)

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Baking helps me clear my head. And baking is something I can’t help but want to do on dark and dreary days, like the ones we have been having recently. Of course, since it’s fall, and so very close to Thanksgiving (Less than TWO weeks! AH!) I want pumpkin and cinnamon. Today’s creation… Pumpkin Banana Bread! And let me just express to you how amazing and addicting and wonderful this bread is. It is moist and full of just the right spices.


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This bread is a quick bread. It takes very little time to whip up and get in the oven. Once the bread is in the oven, your house will smell warm, and spice-y, cinnamon-y and inviting. It’s just lovely I tell you, Just lovely!

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I kept this recipe simple and pure to the spices and banana and pumpkin flavors. Of course, I could have added chocolate chips (which is a nice option for a chocolate craving) or a fancy glaze or icing. But in the end, I decided that I wanted the spice of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger to shine through in a moist pumpkin-banana flavor. It really is perfection.

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You really need to make this delicious bread! My 3 year old boys are calling it Punkin-cake. Hehehe… The twin girls love it too. Although, they can’t talk, they did come running uncross the room when they saw me eating some. 

Pumpkin Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 3 very ripe Bananas, mashed
  2. 15 oz can Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  3. 4 Eggs
  4. 1 cup Brown Sugar
  5. 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  6. 1/2 cup melted Butter
  7. 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  8. 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  9. 4 cups Flour
  10. 1 tsp Salt
  11. 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  12. 1 tsp Cloves
  13. 1 tsp Nutmeg
  14. 3/4 tsp Ginger
  15. 2 tsp Baking Powder
  16. 2 tsp Baking Soda
  17. **optional** Powder Sugar for serving
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer combine bananas, pumpkin, eggs, sugars, butter, oil and vanilla.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Mix on low until just combined. (do not over mix)
  5. Pour into two greased 9x5 loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350˚ for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
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I hope you don’t have “mommy brain” this week. But if you do… This Pumpkin Banana Bread is sure to cure what ails you! 

Happy Baking!
Keikilani

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31 thoughts on “Pumpkin Banana Bread

  • November 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm
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    Oh yum! I love banana bread and I love pumpkin bread so I have no idea why I hadn’t thought about combining the two in the past! I can’t wait to try this out.

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  • November 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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    I have twin girls too! Mommy brain is something I suffer with daily…don’t feel bad 🙂 This bread sounds super fab–I’ll pin it for later!

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  • November 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm
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    That looks scrumptious! What a nice touch to add the powdered sugar on top!

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  • November 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm
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    I bet pumpkin lovers will want this one! I like banana bread 🙂

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  • November 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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    Never thought about combing banana and pumpkin together, sounds really great. I love baking both separately usually. I will have to try it together.

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    • November 14, 2015 at 9:43 am
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      It does sound so good to me. I’d love the combo too.

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  • November 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm
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    Yum. It looks and sounds incredible! I love any of the stir together breads since anything requiring yeast intimidates me. Someday, I really need to get over that fear. lol! I can almost smell how good this would smell baking in a toasty oven. I’m definitely saving this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  • November 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm
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    I am absolutely making this. And yay that you didnt put the nail polish remover on your eyes – yikes.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 12:32 am
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    I love to bake to clear my mind or reduce stress. Thanks for the recipe. I may have to try it.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 12:33 am
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    I love to bake to clear my head or reduce stress. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 2:16 am
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    That pumpkin banana bread sounds delicious. And lol about the polish remover! Oy.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 2:24 am
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    I love pumpkin bread. Smells so good while baking. We can’t use banana’s though our daughter is allergic.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 2:38 am
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    This sounds like such a comforting treat. I would love to try it out and maybe even have some ready on the holidays.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 3:07 am
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    Here’s my Mommy Brain moment: I make dozens of quick type breads especially during the holiday season, and not once have I ever thought about serving it with powdered sugar on top. Absolute genius! lol

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  • November 14, 2015 at 3:19 am
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    That looks amazing! I’ve been wanting a new banana bread recipe! Will try yours!

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  • November 14, 2015 at 4:06 am
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    I love banana bread but never tried it with pumpkin. I’ll have to make this with my kids who love to bake with me.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 12:24 pm
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    They say “baby brain” eventually subsides, but I totally think “mommy brain” is something that never goes away. I feel you girl! Pumpkin banana bread sounds like just the treat to hit the spot after a long, hard day (read: week)…that and a glass of wine!

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  • November 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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    Yum, I bet this is delicious. I love making both pumpkin bread and banana bread but never thought about combining the two!

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  • November 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm
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    This sounds like a nice combination for bread. It seems like the perfect treat for fall.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 8:46 pm
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    Yum, yum, yum! I’ll be making this for my guests next week. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm
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    I love banana bread but never been much for pumpkin flavored foods & beers though they are really popular this time of year. This does look like a great recipe for people who want to spice up their meals with some seasonal flair. I’ll pass it on to my sister who loves pumpkin pie

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  • November 15, 2015 at 2:17 am
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    Looks delicious! My four-year-old has been bugging me to bake bread since he saw it on a tv show. LOL

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  • November 15, 2015 at 5:46 am
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    To ring in fall Pumpkin bread is a must! This recipe looks great!

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  • November 16, 2015 at 5:30 am
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    This sounds wonderful! I make banana bread on a regular basis, but I’ve never thought to add pumpkin to it. Yum!

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  • November 16, 2015 at 5:51 am
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    That Pumpkin Banana Bread looks so delicious . I’ve never had it before but this makes me want to try it

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