Pumpkin Banana Bread Tips
What else can I add to this pumpkin banana bread recipe?
It’s easy to upgrade banana bread
or to jazz up pumpkin bread. Stir in spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or ground cloves. Some people like to experiment with adding flavor extracts as well. You can also toss in a handful of mini chocolate chips, or dried cranberries or cherries.
Why did my banana bread come out so dense?
If your banana bread comes out dense, then you may have beaten the batter for too long. When making this recipe, only beat in the bananas, pumpkin and vanilla until they're combined. Similarly, mix the dry ingredients in a bowl separately, and then beat this combination into the creamed mixture all at once.
How long does pumpkin banana bread last?
Pumpkin banana bread will stay fresh for 2 days at room temperature or 7 days if you wrap it and store it in the refrigerator. (Here's how to keep bread fresh
.) To freeze this bread
, wrap it in foil and store it in freezer-proof resealable bags for up to 3 months. For grab-and-go convenience, consider making these Pumpkin Banana Muffins
, then wrapping and freezing the muffins individually.Research contributed by Mark Hagen, Taste of Home?Executive Editor
1 slice: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.