Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
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Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

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I came across this recipe in a local newspaper about 10 years ago, and I still make the bread on a regular basis. The recipe conveniently yields a number of mini loaves, making gift-giving easy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking power, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in nuts.
  2. Pour into five greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 5 mini loaves(6 slices each).
Originally published as Pumpkin Banana Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p57

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"This was really good. I substituted mini chocolate chips for the nuts."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016


Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Best banana bread recipe ever!! I've tried probably 50 different ones too. So moist and delicious!!"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I made this recipe with home-canned pumpkin which is not as thick. It turned out just fine. Very moist and very good. it's the first banana bread that my 4 year old has liked."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I made this recipe AS IS and brought it to our girls craft group..it was delicious, a huge hit and everyone love it!"

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