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pumpkin banana bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate

Classic banana bread recipe enhanced with light brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, pure pumpkin, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and all-spice. Ready in just a few quick steps. In the oven in 15 minutes. Best served warm from the toasted with a spread of butter or your favorite fruit jam.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Two (9 x 5-inch) bread loaves


  • 200 grams egg (4 large)
  • 56 grams unsalted butter (1/4 cup), softened
  • 60 grams vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
  • 3 grams vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 200 grams granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • 65 grams light brown sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 240 grams pure pumpkin (1 cup)
  • 180 grams banana, mashed (1-1/2 cups)
  • 450 grams all-purpose flour (3-1/2 cups)
  • 10 grams baking powder (2 teaspoons)
  • 5 grams baking soda (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 3 grams ground cinnamon (2 teaspoons)
  • 2 grams ground nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 grams all-spice (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 3 grams fine sea salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 170 grams milk or dark chocolate chips or chunks (1 cup)
  • 50 grams toasted walnuts (1/2 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 bread pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add eggs, unsalted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla bean paste, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar to large mixing bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Add pure pumpkin and mashed bananas to sugar mixture. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, all-spice, and fine sea salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture, chocolate and walnuts to the sugar mixture. Fold in with a large spatula. Avoid over mixing.
  • Divide the banana bread batter between the 2 prepared pans.
  • Bake for 60 minutes in preheated oven. Bread will be golden on top, firm to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean. If not, bake 5 additional minutes and recheck.
  • Remove bread pans from the oven and cool on wire racks. Remove bread from pans to slice.
  • Store bread in pans for several days, covered with foil.
Keyword banana bread, pumpkin banana bread, quick bread