Pumpkin Banana Mini Loaves

These loaves make the perfect morning or afternoon snack.  They are healthy and made with whole grains, which provide a wholesome energy boost for a hungry tummy.

Pumpkin Banana Mini Loaves (can be adapted for a single loaf)

Ingredients:

1/4 vegetable oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

2 eggs

1 cup pureed pumpkin

2 medium bananas, mashed

2 tbsp orange juice or water

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

6-8 dates, chopped

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup pepita seeds

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 4 mini loaf pans or an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan.

In a large bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, honey, eggs, pumpkin, banana, orange juice and vanilla.

In another bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together.   Add into pumpkin mixture, stirring to combine. Gently  fold in nuts and dates; do not over mix.

Spoon into prepared loaf pans and bake for about 45 minutes if using mini loaf pans or 60 minutes if using standard loaf pan, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove bread from the oven and let cool on wire rack.

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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Banana Mini Loaves

    • Pumpkin seeds. They are green, a little bit bigger then a sunflower seed. You could sub in something else or leave them out.

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