Pumpkin (& Banana) Bread

Recipe Marathon: Day 4

After half baking my first pumpkin bread and making this yummy bread pudding I wanted to try it again this weekend. I realized I didn’t have enough pumpkin puree and my ever resourceful husband suggested adding mashed banana along with pumpkin and it turned out pretty good. This is quite spicy bread (not hot spicy.. but spice spicy), from my previous experience I used only half of the ground cloves.

Pumpkin (& Banana) Bread
Recipe is from Wholegrains Baking by King Arthur Flour.
Recipe Marathon: Day 4 After half baking my first pumpkin bread and making this yummy bread pudding I wanted to try it again this weekend. I realized I didn’t have enough pumpkin puree and my ever resourceful husband suggested adding mashed banana along with pumpkin and it turned out pretty good. Th...

Pumpkin (& Banana) Bread

Summary

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  • Coursebreads
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield1 9x5 inch loaf 1 9x5 inch loaf
  • Cooking Time1 hourPT1H0M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time1 hour, 20 minutesPT1H20M

Ingredients

White Whole wheat Flour
2 cups
Baking powder
½tsp
Baking Soda
1tsp
Salt
½tsp
Ground cinnamon
½tsp
Ground Cloves (I used only ¼tsp)
½tsp
Ground nutmeg
¼tsp
Eggs – large
3
Butter (1 stick) at room temperature
½cup
Light brown sugar
1cup
Granulated sugar
¼ cup
Pumpkin puree (I had about 2/3 cup, I used a ripe banana for rest of pumpkin)
1 cup
Vanilla extract
1tsp
Chopped nuts (I used walnuts) Raisins, Cranberries or chocolate chips – ¾ cup (I added raisins)
¾ cup

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9”x5” loaf pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add one egg at a time and mix until well incorporated. Add vanilla and pumpkin puree; mix thoroughly. Next add the flour mixture and mix until combined; make sure to scrape the bowl. Add the nuts & raisins and mix till well distributed.
  5. Pour into prepared pan; bake for an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the CENTER comes out clean.
Pumpkin (& Banana) Bread
I baked for about 63-65 minutes, the bread was baked perfectly around the edges but there was a little spot in the middle that took longer to bake. I was persistent this time and poked into the cake in different spots to make sure that it is baked. This makes for a great breakfast or a filling afternoon snack.
Pumpkin (& Banana) Bread
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