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Banana bread and pumpkin bread. This spicy, moist nut bread gives you both in one easy recipe.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans; set aside.
Combine sugar, margarine and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is creamy. Add pumpkin and bananas; continue beating until well mixed. (Mixture will have curdled appearance.) Add all remaining ingredients except nuts; beat at low speed just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
Spread evenly into prepared pans. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
*Substitute 1 cup canned pumpkin.
**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground cloves.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
My husband and I loved this recipe! I took the advice of others in their reviews and added extra cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon) and loved the result .... I also used the called-for 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. I may try adding extra spices next time to see if I like it with more flavor. I love that this makes two loaves ..... one to eat and one to share. In fact I'm taking one today to a friend who is in the hospital. It's a great recipe!
Used frozen banannas, 1 full tsp of cinnamon, used almost 1/4 tsp of cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmetg, 1/8 ginger .. added an extra 1/2 cup of pumpkin .. used walnuts .. Yum!!
i added 3 sm banana's because i had less than a cup of pumpkin puree left over. it was libby's pumpkin pie mix so i only added 1/2 cup of sugar. The only spice i added was a couple shakes of cinnamon & the required salt. instead of nuts i added my left over milk chocolate chips. Everything else was the same. cooked VERY quickly but i was able to keep an eye on it & catch it in time. made a crusty moist not so sweet bread. i'm glad i added the chocolate chips to make a sweeter taste for my liking. i'll make this again!
This was a good bread but it lacked pumpkin flavor. And I used fresh pumpkin spice. If you're looking for a mild tasting bread, then you will enjoy it. I personally was looking for a strong pumpkin flavor.
MY HUSBAND WANT'S MORE. I USED THE MINI LOAF PAN'S AND GAVE OUT THREE. A FRIEND OF MINE HAPPENED TO BE HERE WHEN I WAS TAKING THEM OUT OF THE OVEN. WE TRIED IT TOGETHER. SHE WANTED THE RECIPE ALONG WITH ANOTHER PIECE. I SENT HER HOME WITH TWO AND TWO FOR HER DAUGHTER.
i added 1 tsp cinnamon and it is even more delicious than ever! highly recommended.
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