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11 October, 2017

Banana Pumpkin Bread

Posted in : banana, bread, breakfast, dessert, easy, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, snack, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Schramm Tags: , , , , , , , ,

One of my friend-Skylers (the local one) mentioned the idea of banana pumpkin bread to me, and I had to say, I was intrigued. I enjoyed banana bread and I happened to have a surplus of pumpkin puree in the cupboard due to a sale at the local grocery store. 3 for 1. Great deal, though probably not my smartest purchase. I ended up making pumpkin cookies and pumpkin soup along with this bread, so I guess it wasn’t such a bad purchase after all. Anyhow, I tried to get some inspiration for what exactly ought to go in banana pumpkin bread, but I was rather surprised to find that there weren’t a ton of recipes to draw from. I cobbled a few of them together and added my own flair to the recipe, and lo and behold, I made pumpkin bread. Initially, my cook time was off… significantly, so I adjusted it and hopefully got it right. Even if you end up with bread that’s kind of raw in the center, there’s no egg in the recipe, so it’s totally safe.

Initially, I branded this as a dessert dish… but honestly, only two pieces were consumed as a dessert. I ate the rest for breakfast and as snacks. It’s made with fruit, so it’s healthy, right??

Ingredients
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
1/2+1/4 cup Dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup Chopped walnuts
3 medium Bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Pumpkin puree
1/2 cup Maple syrup
2 tbsp Brown sugar
1/3 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Almond extract

Grease a loaf pan and place a piece of parchment paper across the narrow width of the pan so that the paper sticks out over the sides. This will make taking the bread out of the pan SO MUCH easier. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl and then add them to thedry ingredients. Mix until combined. Add 1/2 cup choc chips and walnuts. Pour batter into pan and sprinkle remainder of chips over the top. Tap pan against countertop to remove air bubbles. Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before lifting bread out of pan with parchment paper.

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