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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Dairy Free

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Dairy Free

I’m not sure why I’ve never made lemon poppy seed muffins before. They’re definitely one of my faves. In fact, I’m loving everything lemon flavored lately. Hence, why I made these dairy free lemon poppy seed muffins today! This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins, […]

Dairy Free Blueberry Banana Muffins

Dairy Free Blueberry Banana Muffins

I’m always looking for ways to make muffins healthier, because if I could eat a muffin everyday I would. And these dairy free blueberry banana muffins with added oat bran are IT. I also feel good about giving one to my daughter for breakfast, or […]

Simple Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

Simple Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

I feel like everyone has their go-to banana bread recipe. For me, it’s the kind that reminds me of my childhood. Banana bread, has to taste just like how I remember it at my friends house after school. Or at my school bake sale where I’d eagerly hand over my 50 cents after careful choosing. I also like my banana bread pretty simple. And that’s kind of what I did with this. I took my go-to banana bread recipe and added in some pumpkin and cinnamon and got this. Simple, fall pumpkin banana bread.

Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

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The pumpkin taste is very subtle. But just enough to excite your taste buds. I used this organic pumpkin from Whole Foods.

I also always add walnuts because pumpkin banana bread is not pumpkin banana bread without walnuts. Unless you’re allergic. Then do chocolate chips instead.

I found the pumpkin made the bread super moist and delicious. I used a mix of whole wheat flour and white flour to make it healthier and cut the sugar so it’s not too sweet. And now that the weather is finally cooling down, this bread was the perfect thing to make.

Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

My husband likes to eat it warm with a little butter spread on top. My daughter likes it in her lunchbox as a little lunchtime treat. I like it with my cup of coffee in the morning, just as it is. So yummy.

For more pumpkin recipes check out my healthy mini pumpkin oatmeal muffins and also my thanksgiving pumpkin biscuits!

Simple Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Simple Fall Pumpkin Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil or organic cold pressed canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of white flour
  • 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas and add in all wet ingredients. (almond milk, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin.)
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients starting with the sugar. Then the flour, baking soda, cinnamon. Add the walnuts last.
  4. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake for approx 1 hr and 20 mins. Check if a toothpick comes out clean.
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ENJOY!

How many times can I say pumpkin in this post, right?!

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