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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread


I've come up with the recipe you'll be baking this weekend: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread.  Or you could just make it now.  DROP EVERYTHING AND RUN AROUND HOARDING ALL THE PUMPKIN!  It's necessary I swear.  

I wanted to make you something delicious.  And something that makes you feel like you're being wrapped up in a warm blanket of goodness.  And like you're frolicking through fields of fallen leaves.  YOU deserve it.

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Look at that melty butter.  Don't you just feel like its surrounding you?  Do you feel like you could fall asleep in a pad of melty butter?  No?  How is it ALWAYS just me?  How?


Last year I made you these three ingredient muffins [that I still adore] with a chocolate caramel sauce [that I still swear tastes like brownie batter].  Fun fact: that's the third most popular recipe on ze blog.  I think you kids like pumpkin.  Or maybe you just like that there were only three ingredients?

This year I wanted to do something different.  I can't really pin point where I came up with the idea for merging banana bread and pumpkin bread.  I think it just came to me?  But I google searched for like EVER to try and see a recipe to work off of and I just didn't like any of them.  Also, there aren't that many out there.  

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It boggles my mind because its SUCH a good combo.  

pbb 3 Oh.  more melty butter.  wow.

ummmmmmmm. oh flavor stuff.  right.  So like.  the banana and pumpkin are kind of perfect together.  they don't over power each other.  its like an ideal harmonization of flavor profiles.  I don't even know what that means.  go with it.

pumpkin banana bread I would probably say the consistency of the bread is more like banana bread.  But you totally taste the pumpkin.  Andddd the chocolate chips were just for funzies.

Yes, I said funzies.  Earlier I made up harmonization of flavor profiles.  It's late.  I'm tired.  Pretend both of those didn't happen. 

pumpkin banana bread-4 What would I give to have another piece of this?  I ate it for breakfast LITERALLY every day last week (and sometimes lunch… and sometimes dinner).  

Side note:  I actually GAVE some away.  Like I couldn't keep it in my house because I'd eat it all.  And I just couldn't do that to myself.  I should have frozen some to keep for later.  For a rainy day.  WHAT was I thinking?!  I've made a huge mistake.  I've never been more disappointed in myself than this very moment.

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread

  • Author: Ashley Renee
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 70
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9-by-5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides. Coat well with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk pumpkin, mashed bananas, vegetable oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Separately, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes. (The bread is done when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean!)
  6. Let cool for 1 hour, then remove the loaf from the pan and transfer to a rack to cool completely.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 636
  • Sugar: 56
  • Sodium: 294
  • Fat: 25
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 19
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 97
  • Protein: 8
  • Cholesterol: 65

  pumpkin banana bread-5  You definitely shouldn't make this and top it with melty butter and drizzle it with this chocolate caramel sauce.  nah uh.  deff don't do it. {DO IT}

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