Pumpkin Banana Bread


Two favorite quick breads come together in this healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add sweetness to help cut down the amount of added sugar while ensuring this 100-percent whole-wheat loaf stays moist and tender.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed (1/3 cup)

  • cup light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk pumpkin puree, mashed banana, brown sugar, butter, orange juice, eggs and vanilla together in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, if using.

  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool for at least 20 minutes more before slicing.

    Pumpkin Banana Bread


To make ahead: The loaf will keep, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
5g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Vitamin A 3358IU 67%
Vitamin C 4mg 5%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 122mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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