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Pumpkin Banana Bread

Author: Lisa Kerhin


Bread ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
  • 3 to 4 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup walnuts coarsely chopped

Glaze ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ to 2 tablespoons almond milk or plain milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves


To make the bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or spray) your (8x4 or 9x5) loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk your dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves)until combined. Set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer (or hand mixer), combine the butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the bowl as needed.
  • Add the pumpkin and vanilla and mix well. Add the mashed banana and blend well.
  • Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients over low speed until well combined.
  • Add in the walnutaand mix well by hand.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before removing from loaf pan.
  • Cool bread completely before adding the spiced glaze.

To make the glaze:

  • Combine all ingredients for the spiced glaze and mix well. You want it thick enough yet pourable. Drizzle over cooled bread. Let harden a few minutes before slicing and enjoying.