pumpkin banana bread

With the holidays right around the corner, it seems like there’s not quite enough time to fit it all in. In efforts to do it all I prepped this recipe food network style so Molly and I could go to town with some weeknight baking. If you ask me, feeling like I’m on a cooking show is always my kitchen dream, so preparing the dry and wet ingredients ahead of time made for a speedy baking session. The recipe was found on self in a feature for their favorite fall recipe (only slightly adapted by sweet eats). For lovers of bread and lovers of sweets, this recipe will fit right in on your holiday breakfast or dessert table (or both?!) Due to the time crunch, our pictures were limited but show that you can make two mini loaves (or one larger) in just a mere 20 minutes of prep time, plus cook time. If you want in on a holiday treat, two mini loaves bake quicker ;)

ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan(s) and set aside. Mix all wet ingredients (bananas, pumpkin puree, oil, honey, and eggs) into a large bowl using an electric mixer. Combine all dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon) in a medium sized bowl with whisk. Gradually pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just mixed. Stir in chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed. Pour mixture into pan(s) and let cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Tip: your kitchen will begin to smell delicious before the bread is done–about a 5 minute heads up :)

baked     wrapped

Once loaves have cooled, wrap with wax or parchment paper and tie with ribbon or twine to make the loaf into a present for someone special. Bonus points if you have adorable baking stickers–thanks Mom <3

lots o bread

coming soon to a kitchen near you–that means you

Cody & Uhelski’s

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