Easy Homemade Recipes: Pumpkin Banana Bread

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am a huge fan of pumpkin.  What I don’t really tell people is that I start my cooking with pumpkin the beginning of August and don’t stop until at least January.  And the months that Im not baking, Im thinking of new recipes to try and more ways to add a little more orange to my life.  [True story.]  Like today’s easy homemade recipe, I think I made this in January.  Its one of my favorite recipes because it has all my favorite things in one place.  Pumpkin, bananas and chocolate chips.  Yes, please!

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I was going to make the title of this post ‘Pumpkin banana bread.. with chocolate chips!’ but who doesn’t put chocolate chips in their banana bread?  Ok, I know.  Most people don’t add the chocolate chips, I just think that chocolate and banana go great together.  [Case in point – chocolate covered banana popsicles.]  And pumpkin and chocolate together isn’t too shabby either.  [Its pretty amazing actually.]

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To make this easy homemade recipe you will need:

  • Butter cake mix
  • Two ripe bananas
  • 1 Can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of oil

Preheat the oven to 350.  Mash your bananas and add them to the cake mix.  Pour in the oil [I used canola], pumpkin and mix well.  Add the chocolate chips.  Spray your bread pan before adding the mixture.  Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

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This bread came out so moist it was crazy.  I think the banana and the oil together make it just melt in your mouth delicious.  And there are no eggs since I used the mashed bananas.  If it weren’t for the chocolate chips and the cake mix, I’d even go so far as to say this is healthy.  I mean its got two fruits baked in, it has to be healthy.  Right?  [Just say yes.]

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