It’s that time of the year…the time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!!! You can try to hide from it, but it’s better to just embrace the pumpkin madness. I am one of those girls that is OBSESSED with anything fall, especially all foods pumpkin-flavored. Well maybe not all pumpkin-flavored foods—one of my girlfriends told me about a pumpkin and peach protein shake she made the other day…I will pass on that combo, but I will thank the pumpkin gods for this recipe that I adapted from the Kitchen Snob’s Pumpkin Banana Bread with Cinnamon Swirl.
Some recipes do not need a story…they just need to be craved. This is one of those recipes.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 60 minutes
Cool Time: ~60 minutes
The dry ingredients
1 C all purpose baking flour
¾ C whole-wheat flour
1 t baking soda
¾ t salt
1 T pumpkin pie spice
The wet ingredients
2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1 heaping cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs (room temperature)
½ C packed brown sugar
½ C granulated sugar
1 t vanilla extract
½ C honey-flavored greek yogurt
The cinnamon swirl
¼ C granulated sugar
1 ½ t cinnamon
1 C powdered sugar
1 t cinnamon
½ t vanilla extract
1 T vanilla-flavored almond milk (or any milk you have on hand)
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the cinnamon swirl ingredients. Set aside.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix the bananas, pumpkin, and eggs.
- Add the sugars, vanilla extract and greek yogurt to the pumpkin mixture. Mix well.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, do not over mix.
- Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon swirl mixture. Pour remaining half of the batter over the cinnamon swirl layer.
- Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes then remove from loaf pan. Let the bread come to room temperature.
- Combine ingredients for the cinnamon glaze and drizzle over the bread.
- Enjoy with an ice-cold glass of milk or with coffee/tea.