Pumpkin Banana Bread


This pumpkin banana bread proves that basic banana bread really can be improved. The aromas and tastes mingle to create an unforgettable combination!

Very few types of food are as versatile as a sweet quick bread. You can literally enjoy it any time of day. Serve it for brunch with some chocolate chip oatmeal muffins. Or enjoy a slice as a dessert with some homemade ice cream. Or just eat it when you are feeling snacky!

Pumpkin banana bread recipe.

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If you have extra cans of pumpkin puree in your pantry, this is a wonderful way to use them up! In fact, you might want to buy more, cause these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are just as delicious!

This bread only uses a few whole ingredients. Use up that extra pumpkin puree and your overripe bananas and make a bread everyone will gobble up!

How To Make Pumpkin Banana Bread

This recipe is easy enough for beginning bakers! It’s not a yeast bread, it’s a quick bread. So all you have to do is mix all the ingredients and bake it in the loaf pan.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

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Ingredients Needed:

So gather up your ingredients, because I’m here to teach you how to make it! Let’s go!

Banana bread with pumpkin and chocolate.

Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread Tips

Making Pumpkin Banana Bread is not hard whatsoever. On the contrary, all it takes is lots of mixing and a dash of love – I mean, love is what makes every meal and dessert delicious, isn’t it?!

Mash The Banana Completely

When you make your Pumpkin Banana Bread, be sure you mash the banana thoroughly. It shouldn’t be hard since the recipe calls for a very ripe banana. I used a potato masher to achieve the perfect consistency.

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Do Not Use Pumpkin Pie Filling

As I listed in the ingredients above, be sure you are purchasing pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. You can’t substitute one for the other or else it will throw your entire recipe off.

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Add As Many Chocolate Chips As You Want

As for the chocolate chips, just go for it! You can use as much or as little as you please.

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Before you know it, you’ll have Pumpkin Banana Bread. This recipe is one for the books, I tell ya!

Closeup of banana bread showing how moist and soft it is.

Freeze Pumpkin Banana Bread

Freezing sweet bread helps it last longer. You can even make this ahead of time and then reheat it right before a big party.

To freeze it, just take it out of the loaf pan and wrap it up completely in aluminum foil. Then, place it in a plastic freezer-safe food storage bag. The bread will last about 6 months in the freezer.

Banana bread made with pumpkin.

How To Ripen Bananas Faster

I love this little trick! If your banana isn’t ripe enough yet, just place it in a brown paper bag and close it up. Within a day or so it will be ready to be made into bread.

A loaf pan of pumpkin banana bread with chocolate chips.

Sprinkle With Pumpkin Pie Spice

You can just serve it like it is. Or, if you want to make it extra, then sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice on top! It really enhances the pumpkin flavor in the bread.

Pumpkin banana bread slices on a plate.

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Pumpkin Banana Bread

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This Pumpkin Banana Bread will surely get you in the autumn spirit – moist, spiced bread perfect for snacking or for breakfast.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes





  • 1 large banana very ripe
  • 2 eggs large
  • cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Generously coat a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, use a potato masher to mash banana. Add eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla and butter and mix.
  • Once all wet ingredients are well-combined, add flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  • Once the batter has formed, fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into coated loaf pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1789IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, choco chip banana bread, pumkin banana bread, pumpkin bread
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 205kcal
Pumpkin banana bread dessert recipe.

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  1. I love banana bread but never had pumpkin banana bread. I need to make this for my family as soon as a possible. Good thing I always keep a can of pumpkin puree in my pantry.

  2. This Pumpkin Banana Bread not only did get me in the autumn spirit, it also made me drool! Yum! Looks really mouthwatering that I wish I could have a bite right now!

  3. That looks delicious. What a fun way to give classic banana bread a new kick for fall. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  4. I have a cute loaf pan with the pumpkin imprint on the bottom – when you turn the loaf out, the pumpkin outline will be on top. I think I’m going to sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the bottom and then put the batter on top. Thanks for the great recipe! xx

  5. I’d love to start my morning with a huge slice of this pumpkin banana bread and a steaming cup of tea. I can’t think of a better way to start a chilly fall day!

  6. A pumpkin banana bread ideas sounds great. It has a good mix of amazing flavors. I am sure it’s going to taste good.

  7. This has the Halloween spirit it deserves. I think pumpkin is a great ingredient with pastries. I like this a lot.

  8. I have never had pumpkin bread before. I’ve always wanted to try it though. This recipe sure does look amazing. I’m going to have to make this soon.

  9. That looks heavenly delicious! I can see that it has crustings on the side which I really love. Getting my coffee now. 🙂

  10. Wow! I’m drooling over your pumpkin banana bread and it looks scrumptious! I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  11. Not only it looks delicious by just looking at your photos I bet it smells delicious too. My husband is a big fan of Pumpkin Pie I like banana more and this one can be a big hit for my family.