Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin banana bread has been my favourite dish to bake in the last few months. Since last fall I’ve made this at least eight-ten times and I can’t get enough of it. (And since pumpkin is common in the fall, I baked then froze some in order to have it all year round!) It’s (more or less) healthy and makes a perfect breakfast if you warm it up a little bit and scoop a little bit of apple sauce or jam on it. So I would like to share it with you guys!

The ingredients:

3 cups whole grain flour (I use whole grain spelt flour)

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup sugar ~ equivalent sweetener of choice

~1.5-2 cups pumpkin puree

2 eggs

3 bananas

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

a handful of walnuts

a handful of dark chocolate chips

Making it is very easy actually. First get a big bowl and mash the bananas and add the pumpkin puree. Stir together then add the flour.

IMG_20150404_170337Next add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, the vanilla and the sweetener!

IMG_20150404_170702Then add chunks of the butter and the two eggs.

IMG_20150404_171012Mix everything with an electric mixer until you get a smooth dough that looks somehow like this:

IMG_20150404_171446When you made sure there are no chunks left, add the walnuts and chocolate chips -and actually any add-ins you would like to try- and stir in with a spoon.

IMG_20150404_171950And finally pour the batter into a greased pan. I like to then decorate the top with some walnuts!

IMG_20150404_172651Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake the bread for about an hour. The toothpick test should tell you when it’s ready!

An earlier one without chocolate and walnuts
An earlier one without chocolate and walnuts

I hope you will enjoy making and eating this banana bread as much as I do! Tell me how it turned out if you tried, I would love to hear your thoughts!

P.s. sorry for the low quality photos but the battery of my camera just died so I had to use my phone, oups

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