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Pumpkin season is upon us and I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!  Just looking at the spices get me all giddy inside.  Let’s make bread!
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White flour and whole wheat flour in a bowl. . .
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Pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda. . .
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Add it. . .
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Whisk it. . .
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Add the water and oil to the mixer. . .
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Add both sugars. . .
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With the mixer on, add the eggs!
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Enter. . . last year’s pumpkin.  How handy is that!?  So last year I oven roasted some little sugar pumpkins and made this pure pumpkin puree.  I measured it out into two cup batches, and froze it.
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It’s perfect!  Gorgeous, orange.
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Add the pumpkin. . .
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And the flour mixture. . .
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Now take a banana. . .
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And smoosh it all up, and add it to the bowl. . .
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Add in some pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds).
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And some walnuts. . .
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I sprayed four medium sized disposable pans, but in the end, it only made 3.
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Pour the glorious batter into the pans, filling them up about two thirds of the way . . .
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And bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
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Pumpkin Banana Bread
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Serves: 2-4 loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 11/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 T. pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ⅓ cup pepitas
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Grease the pans and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  3. To the mixer bowl add the sugars, water, oil, eggs, pumpkin and banana.
  4. Mix to combine.
  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients with the mixer on low.
  6. Add the nuts and mix for 20 more seconds.
  7. Pour batter into three medium or two full size, or 4 mini loaf pans, filling them ⅔ of the way up.
  8. Place the pans on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  10. If you are using disposable pans you may want to keep the loaves inside and give as gifts. If not, remove the bread and let cook before serving or storing in the freezer.

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Oh glorious pumpkin season!  You’ll be seeing lots more pumpkin recipes from me as it’s my favorite vegetable and I love the fall season.  I hope you enjoy this!

Pumpkin Banana Bread

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