Banana Pumpkin Bread

Updated: Sep 10



Ingredients


2 ripe bananas

1 cup pumpkin

1 egg

¼ cup greek yogurt

¼ cup melted butter

⅔ cup brown sugar, packed

1 tbsp vanilla

1 ½ cups flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Pinch salt

½ cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Mash up bananas, incorporate pumpkin, egg, and yogurt.

  3. Add melted butter, sugar, and vanilla.

  4. Add 1 cup flour and combine.

  5. Add remaining 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

  6. Fold in chocolate.

  7. Grease/line a loaf tin. Bake for 55 minutes. Check if the loaf is baked using a toothpick.

Tips


Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you don't have this spice, you can use 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp ginger.


Greek yogurt

You can always use cream cheese instead.


Bake time

Start with 55, but mine needed an hour and 5 min. The loaf will go from liquid, to wobbly, to a cracked top still raw inside, to baked. You may need to use tinfoil on the top if the top of the loaf looks baked but the toothpick is still coming out wet.


Calories


Baked goods are often high in sugar, fat, and carbs. As someone who bakes often, I have to watch how much I eat. I love to eat. I do. I also love to have a healthy body. That being said, I appreciate when a recipe states a calorie count. So I've decided to provide that for you.


Total calories: 2,445


Divide that number by how many slices you cut from your loaf. I cut 10, so each slice was 244 calories. If you use different ingredients, your calories will be different.



Pics!


Our batter with the chocolate chunks. I used half a large dark chocolate Hershey's bar.


In the loaf pan, ready for the oven


The loaf after 55 minutes in the oven, not quite ready yet. I wanted you to see how you can still see raw batter through the cracks.


Perfectly baked after 1 hour and 5 minutes. Look at that chocolate!

Perfect breakfast.


Our bananas were going bad. They needed to be used. I'm not a huge fan of straight banana bread, but I do love pumpkin bread, thus this recipe was born. Bananas, pumpkin, yogurt, and butter keep it moist. Brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice give it that distinct autumn flavor. And the chocolate chunks became glorious wells of molten chocolate. Guys, try it with a broken up dark chocolate bar. In the past, I've stuck to good ol' chocolate chips, but I've converted.


Love,

Rachel




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