Pumpkin Banana Bread

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Y’all will be so relieved to hear that I am totally caught up on General Hospital.  At least I was until today.  I’m up to date with Dancing With The Stars Too.  Just in case you were worried about my personal viewing entertainment.

 

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I totally think you will also be thrilled to know that the buzz-kill that stole the sun from the south has given it back.  While he was not apprehended, tried, and locked up for his transgressions (or offered a diversion program as we former public defenders usually advocate), he is out and on the loose, so beware and guard your sun (not your son – well also guard you son) closely.

 

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Now, if the buzz-kill-sun-thief – otherwise known as a hurricane meets cold front – comes your way, stand up and roar and do not let this misery that haunts and threatens the east coast in the fall (although technically hurricane season starts in June) ruin your cheerful disposition!

 

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What in tarnation does this have to do with pumpkin banana bread, you ask?  Not a dang thing.

 

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I’m just so tickled to see the sun, I’m down right delirious!

 

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Not that that’s anything new….

 

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Bake you up some pumpkin banana bread, toss on some caramel sauce, and get delirious because the sun is shining!  Woot!

 

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • caramel sauce for finishing, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease bottoms and 1/2 inch up sides of 2 bread loaf pans
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine oil and sugar and beat on medium until combined
  5. Add eggs to oil/sugar mixture on at a time, incorporating completely between each addition
  6. Add flour and water alternatively, beating on low after each addition, until combined
  7. Beat in pumpkin and banana
  8. Pour evenly into prepared bread pans
  9. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick into the center comes out clean
  10. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes
  11. Remove from pans, cool on wire rack
  12. Wrap in plastic and store overnight before serving.
  13. Slice and serve with butter, toast and spread with butter, or drizzle with caramel sauce
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Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Fall Baking 2015 Issue page 21.  The original recipe has a honey-ginger glaze, but I didn’t find it necessary as the bread was perfect without it.  I also found it delicious with leftover caramel sauce from the Salted Caramel Apples.

 

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38 Responses to Pumpkin Banana Bread

  1. I totally did a happy dance on Tuesday when I saw the sun! Literally I wanted to fly way way up and give it a big ole hug and kiss. Screw being incinerated o teeny-tiny particles. 😉 Anyways so glad you are caught up on shows and SUPER happy you posted this bread! Loving the pumpkin flavor and that caramel drizzle! Yes.Yes.YES!!! Cheers, lovie! Xo

    • Dude, you and me both! The sun is a wonderful thing! I’m so glad you understand the happiness of being caught up with Luke and Laura and DWTS! Cheers! XO!!!

  2. Hahhah its always a pleasure reading your posts! I am all caught up on coronation street, in case you were wondering about my soap opera interests 😉 This banana pumpkin bread looks so good. I will defintiely make it, altho probably add in a few chocolate chips.. just for good measure 😉

    • Thanks, friend! I totally have to check out coronation street! If you love it – it must be good! I can always use another soap opera to get addicted to!

    • Ha! I can totally see clearly! We needed some comfort food with all that rain! Thank goodness we now have sun!

  3. Such a relief to be caught up on your TV! Now life is complete. Especially since you have this to snack on while you catch up. Loving the caramel drizzle!

    • I love consoling myself with carbs and caramel! Blogging is my hobby, so I catch up on GH, Nashville, and all my other shows while posting!

  4. Hallelujah!I’m so happy you weathered the storm and the sun is back. Pumpkin and banana bread drizzled with that delicious glaze. How could this not bring a smile to your face. 🙂

  5. Ahhhhhh, I just picked up a bunch of pumpkins at the farmers market and now know what Im going to be spending my afternoon making! Also loving the addition of the caramel sauce! So delicious!

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