I’m back with some more PUMPKIN! Because I’m totally not sick of it yet, slash still can’t get enough of it. Anyone with me?! I swear I could eat all-the-pumpkin-things until December rolls around and peppermint consumes my house. You feel me?
Ohh and it’s not just any ol’ pumpkin recipe. Today, we’re combining two of my favorite recipes into one seriously easy, magically delicious bread (because I strangely love mashing recipes together).
You guessed it… pumpkin bread + banana bread = HEAVEN!
Quick breads have become a weekly Sunday ritual in my house recently, particularly because of how easy they are to throw together for weekday snacking. I’ve usually got a loaf baking away every Sunday afternoon. Well that, and a pot of broth simmering on the stove and a pan of veggies roasting in the oven and a pot of grains cooking away….
Let’s just say my kitchen turns into organized chaos by Sunday night. Which makes for busy Sunday evenings (and Nate glaring at my sink full of dishes). BUT I’m literally hugging myself when I get home from work on Monday and lunches are already prepped and dinner comes together in 20 minutes.
And this Pumpkin Banana Bread has been one of our weekly favorites for midday snacking, typically slathered with a big spread of nut butter, because, YES. It’s simple, it’s healthy, it’s hearty, and it just tastes like fall!
The thing I love most about this bread is the ingredient list. Pumpkin puree, mashed banana, whole wheat flour, pecans, coconut oil— just to name a few. But honestly, every ingredient on the list is wholesome and has nutritional benefits. It makes for such a satisfying treat once it’s baked, because I know it not only tastes amazing, but it’s also a healthy snack choice.
So if you’re still on that pumpkin train and are in need of more healthy snack ideas, this recipe is for you! Ohh and I’m always on the look out for more healthy fall snack ideas, so send your favorites my way if you have any you’ve been cooking up recently in your kitchen. Have a wonderful rest of your week everyone!