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.
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.
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!
What in tarnation does this have to do with pumpkin banana bread, you ask? Not a dang thing.
I’m just so tickled to see the sun, I’m down right delirious!
Not that that’s anything new….
Bake you up some pumpkin banana bread, toss on some caramel sauce, and get delirious because the sun is shining! Woot!
Pumpkin Banana Bread
- 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
Preheat oven to 350
Grease bottoms and 1/2 inch up sides of 2 bread loaf pans
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine oil and sugar and beat on medium until combined
Add eggs to oil/sugar mixture on at a time, incorporating completely between each addition
Add flour and water alternatively, beating on low after each addition, until combined
Beat in pumpkin and banana
Pour evenly into prepared bread pans
Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick into the center comes out clean
Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes
Remove from pans, cool on wire rack
Wrap in plastic and store overnight before serving.
Slice and serve with butter, toast and spread with butter, or drizzle with caramel sauce
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.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Pumpkin in banana bread? Yes please! You then made it even more epic by drizzling it with caramel.
I couldn’t help myself, Dannii! How is New Orleans!
David @ Spiced
Nothing would get me down if I had this pumpkin banana bread in front of me…nothing! Well, maybe a hurricane. But that’s about it. Looks amazing!
Yeah, hurricanes totally suck. Pumpkin banana bread is yummy though! Thanks David!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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!!!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
It’s so beautiful here, too! Love the crisp air and sunshine- also, I’m totally obsessed with the caramel drizzle!
Yay for crisp fall weather! But only if it comes with sunshine and not too much rain!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit
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!
Oh my my my my my my! Yes pumpkin in the banana bread with caramel drizzle. This is comfort if i ever saw it! And so happy that you can see clearly now that the rain has gone! Yippee!
Ha! I can totally see clearly! We needed some comfort food with all that rain! Thank goodness we now have sun!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
I’m so glad you got your sun back! This pumpkin banana bread looks delish! I want to lick all of that caramel sauce right off it!
LOL! Do it!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
It was gloomy here all week too and today it’s finally sunny again so I totally feel the same way 🙂 This pumpkin banana bread would get me all giddy too! Love the caramel sauce!
Finally! I’m so happy that the sun has come back to all of us! Thanks, girl! 🙂
Pumpkins and Bananas are totally getting it on here, kinda naughty but also pretty dang hot!
Girl, you silly! I LOVE it! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Hooray for sunshine! I love pumpkin…sounds perfect in this bread!
Yay for the sun finally coming back!
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!
Life is totally complete, Mir!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Mmm this bread looks fantastic, Rachelle! I just made a similar bread last week but it won’t be appearing on my blog until November. Love the caramel drizzle!
I totally can’t wait to see yours, Gayle!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
Haha, I just WISH I had more time to watch TV. I remember the days before the blog when I actually had Free Time — it was crazy! Lol. Now I console myself with carbs and caramel 😉
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!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I bet this bread turned out super moist thanks to banana and pumpkin! Looks fantastic!
Linda @ Veganosity
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. 🙂
I’m totally smiling over here with pumpkin banana bread and sunshine!
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!
Nice! An afternoon with farmer’s market pumpkins sounds fantastic!
Oh my my!! This bread sounds amazing!!!
Thanks so much, Zainab!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Buzz-kill-sun-thief? Hahaha, it was fun reading your lovely post. 🙂 And this pumpkin banana bread sounds and looks so amazing. And that drizzle is just to die for. SO YUMMY!
Thanks, girl! 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Oh wow – this sounds wonderful – simply wonderful!
Thanks Shashi! And thanks for stopping by!