Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pumpkin Banana Bread #PumpkinWeek #FantasticalFoodFight

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Tender, moist and lightly spiced, this banana pumpkin bread is perfect with coffee in the morning or with a cup of hot cider for an afternoon snack.

Welcome to Day #3 of Pumpkin Week.  Join me as I pit my recipe against those others competing in our Fantastical Food Fight.......

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Today's recipe is showcasing sugar from Dixie Crystals and uses eggs from Eggland's Best,

Dixie Crystals is always a generous sponsor for several of the week long blogging events we enjoy each year.

Many of you know that I raise laying hens.  I currently have seven of them.  One of them is nearly 12 years old.  She doesn't lay anymore and the others are in a dry spell.  I am so happy that when I don't have eggs from my ladies I know that I can still get healthy, premium eggs from the grocers dairy case by looking for the Eggland's Best label.

This Pumpkin Week event is hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.  They do all the hard work and the rest of us get to have all the fun.  I look forward to this event every year.

I also belong to several groups that get together once a month.  Today I am joining with Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes for her monthly Fantastical Food Fight.  Each month Sarah provides us with an ingredient or a theme and challenges us to make the best recipe we can.  This month's ingredient was Bananas.

This recipe makes 2 beautiful loaves that means one for sharing and one for you.  Or one for the freezer and one for now.  Or one for breakfast and one for dessert.  Or.....never mind, you get the idea.

This was a perfect recipe for today.  I have made pumpkin bread before and I have made banana bread before but I have never combined the two.  So this bread is like pumpkin and banana had a fantastical food fight and the winner was..............

I'll let you be the judge of that.  Give this bread a try and let me know what you think.

Let's take a minute to see what other Pumpkin Week creations are being shared today.


Pumpkin Juice- Harry Potter Style from Jonesin' For Taste
Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail from Love and Confections


Creamy Pumpkin Fiesta Chicken Soup from Amy's Cooking Adventures
One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Bacon Pasta from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Pumpkin Chili from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Chorizo Tamales with Pumpkin Mole from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Paninis from Eat Move Make
Pumpkin Hummus from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pizza from Platter Talk
Savory Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread from Who Needs A Cape?
Savory Pumpkin & Pepper Goat Cheese Tart from Hardly A Goddess

Baked Goods & Desserts:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread from House of Nash Eats
Fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes from The Redhead Baker
Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip from The Beard and The Baker
Mom's Classic Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream from Family Around the Table
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Cooking with Carlee
Pumpkin Banana Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread from Tip Garden
Pumpkin Creme Brulee from Cookaholic Wife
Pumpkin Ginger Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Kolaches from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Maple Bark from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Pie Crescents from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Meringue from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Souffle from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll from Grumpy's Honeybunch
Pumpkin Spiced Cookies from April Golightly

And now let's see who the contenders are in the Banana Food Fight.......

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Now for my Recipe.......

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Yield: 2 loavesPin it

Pumpkin Banana Bread

prep time: 10 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 10 mins
Tender, moist and lightly spiced, this banana pumpkin bread is perfect with coffee in the morning or with a cup of hot cider for an afternoon snack.


4 c. flour
4 t. baking powder
3 t. ground cinnamon
2 t. ground ginger
2 t. salt
2 c. pumpkin puree
4  eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
3 small, very ripe bananas
3/4 c. canola oil


Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda in a  bowl.

In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the pumpkin, eggs, sugars, bananas and oil until smooth.  Turn the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture until combined.

Divide the batter between 2 loaf pans that have been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about an hour, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.

Let cool in the pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing the loaves from the pan to the rack to finish cooling.
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  1. This looks so good! I love recipes that make two loaves so I can stash one in the freezer :)

  2. Love it! I haven't made pumpkin bread this season yet. I'll have to fix that soon.

  3. I've made banana bread and I've made pumpkin bread, but have never combined the two together. It sounds delicious though, a must try!

  4. Great way to combine the two events! I never thought of banana and pumpkin together, but obviously I need to try it! Sounds delish.

  5. sounds so yummy, wendy! i love a good banana bread AND a good pumpkin bread. why not combine them?!?! :)

  6. This bread looks delicious, Wendy! I see banana + pumpkin were popular this food fight ;-)

  7. What beautiful loaves and I'll bet the mix of pumpkin and banana is fabulous!

  8. I have my Grammy's banana bread recipe but it's hit and miss on density. I need to try yours!

  9. That sounds delicious and moist too... craving for a big slice now!

  10. One of my favorites breads to make...I love pumpkin anything!

  11. Hats off you Wendy! You are perfect in combining two events and making a perfect recipe, this bread looks divine.

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