Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

Thanksgiving is NEXT week and so now is the time {particularly this coming weekend!} to put your pumpkin purees to work.  A couple weeks ago, I had a leftover can of pumpkin and some ripe bananas so I set out to make a warm fall treat.  I believe the pumpkin made this banana bread extra moist and flavorful.  I topped my slice off with some pumpkin butter from our local pumpkin patch and served with some coffee.  MM MM MM!  Delicious!

Recipe adapted from Glossing Musings

1 extra-ripe banana (the skin should be very spotted brown, and the insides should be fairly mushy)
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease one small loaf pan with cooking spray. Beat butter, eggs and brown sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add in dry ingredients, bananas and pumpkin pie filling, blending until combined.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is brown and cracked and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool, then slice and serve with pumpkin or apple butter. If you want to store for breakfasts during the week (which come on, of course you do), wrap in plastic wrap, then in tinfoil and store on the counter.

Hope you enjoy!

xo natasha

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  1. Looks awesome! And I really like your pictures (possibly dumbest comment ever... But I do I thought to myself that looks good, and pretty!)

    1. Thanks E!! I swear natural lighting helps tremendously! ;)

  2. Yum! This look amazing... and so easy!

  3. Well that just looks scrumptious!

  4. Ok...apple butter! Amazing idea Natasha...that has never occurred to me for banana/pumpkin bread! :)

  5. I too thought these were great photos. But what is selling me is that incredibly yummy middle!!

  6. Sounds delicious! I might have to try this!

  7. Looks delicious! Love baking anything with pumpkin this time of the year! Your photos look amazing Natasha.

  8. This is making me so hungry! Pinning it to make next week :)

  9. How do you keep your bread from collapsing when you pull it out of the oven? Do you add more flour for high altitude? My last 2 attempts at making banana bread have both resulted in raw/uncooked middles and complete collapse when I pull them out. They look perfect and nice and brown after 40mins in the oven but BAM! They deflate... :( Any advice?

  10. This looks SO tasty - I have some bananas on the counter waiting to be made into Banana Bread, i think I might try this! Thanks for posting it.

  11. This looks so delicious! I love pumpkin bread :)

  12. Brian's family is coming to St. Louis for Thanksgiving and I was trying to figure out what to make for breakfast. This looks like just the thing!

  13. I have one perfect banana left that would be perfect for this bread.

  14. This really makes me wish my tongue didn't swell when I ate pumpkin!! haha :) Yum!