Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Another easy quick bread marries the flavor of pumpkin with the tropical flavor of bananas. Here is my favourite recipe that combines the two into a delicious pumpkin banana bread. Adding in some walnuts and sultana or cranberries will definitely amp up the nutrition value. Personally, i love to serve it up with a dollop of fresh cream or butter and a cup of coffee or chai tea.
A big thank you to my friend, Patricia Loftus for printing this recipe for me 3 years ago.
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 75g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 80g dark brown sugar
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 60ml low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 220g grated pumpkin
  • 1 big ripe banana (mashed)
  • 40g chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 14 x 22cm loaf tin or line with nonstick baking paper.
  2. Sift together flours, bicarbonate soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice into a large bowl.
  3. Add in sugar, mix to combine.
  4. Place oil, yogurt and eggs in a separate bowl. Whisk to combine.
  5. Pour into the flour mixture. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in pumpkin, banana, sultana and walnuts.
  7. Mix to combine.
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf tin.
  9. Bake for 50 mins - 1 hrs or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  10. Stand in tin for 5-10 mins.
  11. Turn loaf onto a wire rack to cool before slicing to serve.


  1. I have banana but dont have pumpkin now, otherwise I could make this today.Sound good.

  2. sound good, I am going to try bake it one day.

  3. looks like cake
    nxt time wanna testing this one

  4. This looks very very good! Look at the big fat whole walnut on top, I really can't resist.

    I have made banana bread and pumpkin bread before but never combine both, I am sure is is very nice.

    With these 2 ingredients and yogurt added, the bread must be damn moist and soft.

    I am going to make this for sure. It a must try to me.

  5. A great combination! I can imagine the taste of banana and pumpkin together!

  6. Awesome ! I love anything with walnuts ^_^

  7. Jane, This is definitely my favorite.
    Must be flavorful and soft with all that ingredients in it.

  8. Hi jane

    This is the 1st time I visit your blog. This pumpkin banana bread looks delicious, u just gave me some idea on what to do with my 5kg pumpkin from the garden. :)

    Miss B

  9. Sonia, then may be can try next time when u have both banana and pumpkin. Actually banana taste really yummy too. I love this type with quick bread very very much :)

    Jess, happy trying.

    Pynn, this is more like big muffin but not cake. It is normally sell in cafe. Nice to eat warm with butter.

    Angel, i love banana loaf, pumpkin loaf too. Will definitely have 1 slice with coffee if dine in cafe for breaky or morning tea. It is moist by adding yogurt, buttermilk or sour cream.

  10. busygran, yes, my oz friend loves this so much. I normally cut half for her if i made it as the recipe is given by her.

    neyeeloh, me too :) but my daughter dont like nuts

    Anncoo, umm... I love this moist n soft bread. Sometimes i just dint add in the all spice powder as my kids do not like spices.

  11. Ms B, welcome! 5kg of organic farm fresh pumpkin? Great! I have one too but given by my neighbour. I always admire those who can grown their own vegie. Happy trying n looking forward to see yours :)

  12. Dear Jane, Happy mid autumn festival~~~

  13. That is a beautiful cake! I am also looking at all your beautiful mooncakes... but I think I will just buy one since no one love eating it :(

  14. Wow I just love this cake... cheers

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