Embrace the flavors of autumn with a delightful twist on traditional banana bread—pumpkin spice banana bread. This recipe combines the warmth of pumpkin spice with the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, creating a cozy and comforting treat that will transport you to a world of fall-inspired goodness.
To start, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a loaf pan by greasing it lightly. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt. These dry ingredients will infuse the bread with the signature fall flavors.
In another bowl, mash 3 ripe banana bread recipe until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar, ½ cup of melted butter or vegetable oil, 2 beaten eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix well to combine the wet ingredients.
Now, it’s time to introduce the star ingredient: pumpkin spice. Add ½ cup of canned pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the banana mixture. Mix until well incorporated, creating a delightful blend of banana and pumpkin flavors.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana and pumpkin mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense loaf. The batter should be well incorporated with a few lumps remaining.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly. Bake for approximately 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. As the heavenly aroma of pumpkin spice fills your kitchen, you’ll be immersed in the essence of fall.
Once baked, remove the pumpkin spice banana bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. This will allow the flavors to meld and the bread to achieve its ideal texture.
Slice into thick, flavorful pieces and indulge in the fall-inspired goodness of pumpkin spice. Each bite will bring a perfect balance of moist banana, warm pumpkin spice, and the cozy flavors of autumn. Enjoy it as a snack, breakfast treat, or dessert.
This pumpkin spice banana bread captures the essence of fall in every bite, bringing warmth and comfort to your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to savor the delightful flavors of this fall-inspired treat.