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Pumpkin Banana Bread

 Frozen ripe bananas are taking over my freezer and I finally decided to do something about it!  I decided on this pumpkin banana bread (as opposed to plain old banana bread) and I must say it was good–very moist and smooth.  However, that said, there is neither a strong banana nor strong pumpkin flavor.  It is almost like the pumpkin diminished the banana flavor but without adding a whole lot of pumpkin flavor.   Does that make sense?  The flavors are subtle and smooth, and the texture just perfect (due to the yogurt, pumpkin, and banana).  I just wish the flavor were one notch higher.  Though I must say, the aroma of this baking was divine.  (I know now how they create all of those “fall” scented candles!)

 Pumpkin Banana Bread:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 1 /2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine oil, sugars, eggs, banana, pumpkin, and yogurt in a large mixing bowl.  Beat until smooth.  In a second bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.  Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until blended.  Pour batter into two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Original recipe found here on

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