Come October and there’s a pumpkin fest in my internet world! I’m jumping in joyously with my Pumpkin Banana Bread crammed with walnuts and chocolate chips..of course!
I love pumpkin, in all forms….like in my Pumpkin Ravioli, Pumpkin Mac’n Cheese, Pumpkin Crackers, Black Rice Pumpkin Salad, Pumpkin Pancakes , Pumpkin Soup…and yes there are more recipes to be found here! Just goes to show how versatile this humble vegetable is. It lends itself beautifully to any dish, Indian or Western, in cooking or in baking. Case in point, this glorious moist Pumpkin Banana Bread!
I almost always have overripe bananas in my house. What better way to use them up than in banana bread? And then add in some pumpkin for extra flavour! Throw in lovely pumpkin pie spice which is really nothing other than cinnamon, ginger powder, cloves and nutmeg. Some walnuts for the bite and dark chocolate chips for making this bread dreamy!
This is a healthy easy one bowl recipe. Its wholesome thanks to the goodness of bananas and pumpkin in there. Made with whole-wheat flour, its lightly sweetened with brown sugar. It could easily take jaggery powder or honey, if you want a refined sugar free version. I do plan to make it again with date syrup. Coconut oil adds a touch of its nutty sweet fragrance which we all love. You could certainly use any other vegetable oil you prefer.
So bake a loaf of this deliciousness today and savour a warm thick slice with a cup of tea. It’s so wonderful toasted and if you’re feeling a bit indulgent, slather it with some butter…mmmm…heavenly!!
Note: You can find the recipe for pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree HERE.
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