Pumpkin and Banana Bread

pumpkin banana bread I make banana bread all the time.  I think that my husband intentionally lets bananas over ripen so that he can convince me to make banana bread.  It will always be a staple in our house.  In the spirit of fall, I added pumpkin to my recipe this time around.  So here is my recipe for a pumpkin and banana bread.  Guess what?, it was really really really good!  It’s more dense and moist (sorry if you hate that word 😉 ) than my typical recipe but I actually think it’s better that way.  Microwave it for 30 seconds, top it with butter and have the best breakfast, snack or dessert of your day.  Trust me on this one.

I had all of the ingredients needed to make this bread already in my kitchen so that may the case for you as well. Here is what you’ll need:


3/4 cup sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

2 eggs

2 over ripened bananas

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

(1) 15 oz can of pumpkin

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

pumpkin banana bread

See the recipe card below for full baking instructions for this pumpkin and banana bread.

Pumpkin and Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Bananas (over ripened)
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 2 1/4 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Then use part of the stick of butter to coat an 8 inch loaf pan.  Set the pan aside for now.  

  2. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and softened butter together.  

    pumpkin banana bread
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and then mix together.  

    pumpkin banana bread
  4. Cut the bananas into small pieces and then add the bananas and the pumpkin.  Mix until combined.  

  5. In a medium bowl, mix all of the remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt) until well combined.  

  6. Slowly add the remaining dry ingredient mix to the wet mix and beat until it is smooth.  

    pumpkin banana bread
  7. Pour the mixture into your greased bread pan and then bake for about 60 minutes.  Use a toothpick to check if the bread is ready by inserting it into the center.  If it comes out clean the bread is cooked all the way through.  

    pumpkin banana bread
  8. After about 30 minutes remove the bread from the pan and then place it on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.  

pumpkin banana bread

pumpkin banana bread

I was so anxious to pour myself a glass of apple cider and try a piece of this pumpkin and banana bread.  It didn’t disappoint.  Do you add pumpkin to your recipes during fall?  I seriously can’t get enough of it.  Is it possible to overdo it?  I think not…

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Happy fall friends!

<3 Hannah

One Comment

  1. Good Afternoon Hannah, I have never made a cake using pumpkin, but I am certainly going to try your recipe. The word ‘moist’ does not offend me at all, you are telling me that the texture of the cake is not dry.
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Best Wishes

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