Save on Pinterest

Pumpkin Banana Bread

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. —Linda Wood, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 mini loaves(6 slices each)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour into five greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • tekla92
    Sep 30, 2020

    No comment left

  • mehulse
    Sep 26, 2018

    This bread is moist and has great texture. I gave it only 2 stars because it desperately needs some spices...some cinnamon, allspice, cloves, etc.

  • khegeman
    Sep 21, 2017

    No comment left

  • JGa2595176
    Oct 7, 2016

    Really moist and tasty! I also added some spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). Doubled batch and made 2 dozen muffins and 2 loaves. Kids enjoyed as well (the real reviewers!) Would make again.

  • KristiBenshoof
    Apr 12, 2016

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

  • swinny
    Mar 14, 2016


  • elizabethenerson
    Jan 9, 2013

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

  • antonich129
    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.

  • nurserain48
    Jan 29, 2012

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

  • kitzer
    Jan 28, 2012

    When I saw the combination pumpkin and banana, I was delighted! I printed it out (without throughly reading it) to make the following day. As I was preping the ingredients, I noticed there were NO spices!!I went to my pumpkin bread recipe and added banana to it.The end!!