Pumpkin Banana Bread

If you’re looking for the best pumpkin bread recipe around – then try this Pumpkin Banana Bread. It’s super moist, filled with pumpkin spice and bananas and is a delicious, easy fall recipe.

Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Pumpkin Bread

Today we’re making this delicious pumpkin banana bread that combines the best of both worlds. It’s the most flavorful banana bread you’ll ever try, and it’s also the moistest & most tender pumpkin bread recipe around. The banana isn’t too potent in this recipe, but it makes this bread very moist and helps enhance the delicious pumpkin spice flavor that’s perfect for fall.

I don’t know about you, but when fall rolls around I start to crave everything pumpkin. It’s also the best time to start baking because temperatures have cooled down and after a summer with little time in the kitchen – I’m always excited to turn my oven back on. So this fall I kicked off the pumpkin baking with this pumpkin banana bread.

Banana Pumpkin Bread

Tips on Making Pumpkin Banana Bread

I absolutely love making quick bread recipes like this one because they’re so easy and come together in no time. Not to mention all of the delicious pumpkin goodness.

The pumpkin bread is super moist because we’re using oil, 2 eggs, mashed bananas & pumpkin puree. Together, all these ingredients make the bread soft, tender & moist for the perfect texture that’s never greasy or dry.

Then the bread is super flavorful because of the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices & vanilla extract. You can use pumpkin pie spice if you have it on hand – or check out the notes section of the recipe for a substitute. I also added a ½ cup chopped walnuts for a little texture. Feel free to skip them if nuts aren’t really your thing. Or substitute them for chocolate chips for an extra decadent pumpkin loaf.

The one thing with quick bread recipes like this one is that they need to bake for a long time. To prevent the sides of the loaf from getting too brown, I recommend using a light colored loaf pan. If you notice that the top of the bread is getting too brown but the middle isn’t baked through yet, you can tent a piece of aluminum foil and place it over top of the loaf while it’s still baking.

Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

How to Store Banana Pumpkin Bread

The best way to keep bread  at its best is to keep it at ROOM TEMP for a day or two, then wrap it up and freeze it! When you’re ready to have some more, let it thaw and heat it up. Top it off with some butter or cinnamon butter and you’re set!!

I absolutely love this pumpkin banana bread because it has the best moist, tender crumb and a delicious pumpkin spice flavor.

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Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

4.85 from 20 votes
If you're looking for the best pumpkin bread recipe around - then try this Pumpkin Banana Bread. It's moist, tender, filled with bananas and pumpkin spice, & perfect for fall. 
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 356 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 medium bananas , mashed
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts , optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.**
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder & salt.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the oil, sugars, eggs & vanilla extract until no lumps remain.
  • Stir in the mashed bananas & pumpkin puree.
  • Carefully stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Then stir in the chopped nuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the top feels firm to the touch. The loaf shouldn't wobble if you nudge the pan.

Notes

*If you don't have pumpkin pie spice use 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger & 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
**Make sure to use a 9x5 inch loaf pan. If you use an 8x4 inch loaf pan the batter may overflow. 
***Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Loaf and be frozen for up to 2 months and thawed in the fridge. 

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My name's Fiona and I love to bake and blog. I share homemade, from scratch, classic recipes for desserts & sweet treats including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    DelIcious!! I Only used regular sugar didnt have any bRown.. and made 12 muffins and put the rest in a mini loaf pan. About 20 min for the muffinS and 25 for the mini loaf. My kitchen smElls like oCtobEr! Love it thaNk you!

  2. 3 stars
    Im not sure what i did wrong…but this bread was so dense and heavy. I baked it for 65 minutes and it still DIDN’T seem fully done. I thinK the bananas and a full can of pumpkin wAs too heavy. Going to try TOMORROW with only 1 banana and half a can. The flavor was pretty good.

    1. Darn, I am sorry that happened. I haven’t had that issue, so you will have to let me know how they turn out by changing the amounts.

  3. 5 stars
    This was a great quick bread recipe! I don’t have a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, so I made the recipe as regular size muffins and had enough batter for 12 muffins and one mini loaf. (The muffins needed 20 minutes and the mini loaf needed 27 minutes in my oven at 350.) They turned out really good! I think next time I’ll try adding some extra nutmeg, ginger, or cloves for an extra bit of spice. Thanks so much! I always enjoy your recipes.

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