Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Bread

Every year around this time of year when the leaves start falling and the weather is cooler (cooler defined by Southerners- as in anything below 90 degrees)  I get the urge to make all things pumpkin-related. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, if it can have pumpkin in it then I am making it!

I know there are a million and one recipes out there for pumpkin but have you ever seen a recipe forWicked Good Pumpkin Banana Bread? I didn’t think so? Pumpkin bread can just feel so lonely at times so I decided to include roasted bananas (a trick I learned from my friend Candace) to liven things up a bit. This bread is sweet, moist, flavorful and deserves the utmost respect from the other breads. The combination of the sweet roasted bananas against the spicy pumpkin flavors is phenomenal. I must say I don’t know if I will ever make any other pumpkin bread recipe as long as I have 2-3 old bananas lying around.

It hits the spot for breakfast or as a snack. Serve it with butter or even go as far as almond or apple butter. I used the leftover batter for muffins as this recipe will make one large loaf with a little extra remaining. Get ready for the best bread of your Life!


Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 eggs

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

3/4 stick unsalted butter

2 medium really ripened bananas

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 cups AP flour

1 cup cake flour

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla


Place 1 TBSP of butter in skillet and melt. Add in the bananas and brown sugar. Allow them to roast or caramelize for 3-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, sift together your dry ingredients. Beat your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, vanilla and pumpkin. Slowly add in the sweetened condensed milk and the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan or greased muffin tin (makes 24+ muffins depending on your tin) and bake at 350 for an hour.



  1. Cool Gal

    I love anything with pumpkin! I am going to make these for sure!

  2. erica

    You know I have not made one thing this year yet that features pumpkin – I seriously need to get on that. I think i`ll be going to the store this weekend to buy everything to make this!


  3. Kelli

    Pumpkin is such a wonderful thing to incorporate into Fall menu. It just makes it more Fally if that is a word, HaHa
    The family is going to love these.

  4. lena

    i did not favour pumpkin in the past but not after incorporating them in my bakes.. i lov e them in any form now. Pumpkin and banana?? that’s a genius combination..only comes from genius people like you!! have a good day!!

  5. Mary

    This sounds so different! I’ve never roasted the bananas that way before baking them. I really like the idea!

  6. Greg

    What a wonderful fall twist on a classic.

  7. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh two of my favorite breads together!! Awesome recipe!!

  8. The Slow Roasted Italian

    This sounds delicious Jessica! I am in a pumpkin mood.

    Let me know if you make the sliders. They are divine! Hope you enjoy.

  9. Three-Cookies

    Pumpkin + caramelised banana + condensed milk…sounds very different and very amazing. I have yet to try any dessert made with pumpkin, yes been living in a cave until recently:)

  10. Erica

    Book marked like whoa! This sounds totally fantastic! I love the idea of throwing nanas in the mix

  11. Joanna

    I LOVE banana bread & will be making this pumpkin bread now!

  12. lindsay

    lady, this looks yummy!!!

  13. Kimber

    Yum! I just spent some time browsing your site, man you have some yummy ideas on here! Talk about mouth watering! 🙂

  14. Tina(PinayInTexas)

    I grew up in the Philippines so I must admit that I’m not so into cooking / baking with pumpkins. Since we got here in the US, I learned to love pumpkin bread and pies but I still haven’t tried making them myself. Every fall, all I do with pumpkins is carve them into Jack-O-Lanterns. 🙂 I guess it’s about time I try putting pumpkins into better use. Your spiced pumpkin and banana bread just looks so deliciously irresistible!

  15. yummychunklet

    Never seen a recipe for wicked good. I’ll have to try it!

  16. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    That’s seriously a good looking bread. It has sweetened condensed milk and you caramelize the bananas? I’m going to HAVE to try this. I could already taste it with a slab of salted butter on it. Fricking yum.

  17. Valerie

    I just made a batch of pumpkin bread….I love how happy it makes me this time of year!

  18. sportsglutton

    Phenomenal sounding recipe and perfect for the season. cheers!

  19. Sonia

    The spiced bread is looking SUPERB…. !!!! I can smell the fresh flavors oozing out of it right here, perfect recipe for the festive season, cheers, sonia !

  20. Laural @ Being Healthier

    hmm I LOVE the banana addition! and the condensened milk too… great recipe~ love it!

  21. Shea

    I have a confession: I’m not a big pumpkin lover. But I have a sneaking suspicion that I would love these despite that. Something about the addition of the banana makes me want to give it a try. (I think it’s because I’m not a big banana fan either, but I do love banana bread. Silly me.)

  22. Marybeth

    This bread looks amazing! I love the addition of the milk

  23. kitchen flavours

    I absolutely love pumpkin! But have not made them with bananas before, and roasted one at that! Love the flavour combination! Looks so good!

  24. Melanie

    This bread looks great! I’m sure it smells so yummy! I want to smell the cinnamon and pumpkin spice!

  25. Reem | Simply Reem

    I love pumpkin, this is on my make list now.

  26. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Roasted banana! I love this recipe more than regular pumpkin bread recipes!! I bookmarked it already. I’m so glad you posted this so I will get to try your version with banana in it. Very cleaver idea because pumpkin itself is like you said very lonely!

  27. Mandy - The CompleteCook Book

    What a fantastic combination – pumpkin and banana. Now why have I never thought of that!
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

  28. Jay

    sounds amazingly tasty..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  29. Mary

    the consistency of the bread and muffins looks REALLY good – I know how hard that is to get – lovely ingredients – especially the sweetened condensed milk! YUM
    Mary x

  30. Kristy

    Spiced pumpkin and banana bread?! You know how we feel about our banana breads…I have a feeling this one will make its way into our fall version. 😉

  31. Linda

    wow! what a great tip on the sauted bananas! I’ll probably always do this with my banana bread now! Kinda adds additional sweetness. I’m all about pumpkins too and this is a great recipe. I like that there is some extra to make muffins as I’ll probably gift the bread and have myself a muffin!

  32. Eva@ kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

    What an interesting technique to roast your bananas. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin, but I think I would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

  33. Caroline

    Nope, can’t say I’ve ever had pumpkin with banana, but I love both flavors so I’m pretty sure I’d love this! I love the crispy edges of the bread…that’s my mom’s favorite part. She fights me for it, ha!

  34. 2sistersrecipes

    Great idea to infuse both pumpkin and banana — my two favorite foods .. how did you know? I made pumpkin spice muffins today and I will be posting them soon. But this looks amazing!

  35. Candace

    What a great combination to use Pumpkin and Roasted Bananas together! Don’t you love the flavor of the roasted bananas? This bread looks so yummy and buttery. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for the shout-out, my friend!

  36. Sarah (Bee-Vine)

    I bet these smell fabtastic!

  37. Roxana GreenGirl

    with the temperatures not even close to 70, let alone 90’s I find myself baking more often and this time of the year pumpkin and apples are out favorite ingredients.
    Your banana pumpkin bread sounds so good. Great tip on cooking the bananas.

  38. Shawn

    OH! Pumpkin, condensed milk, and bananas in the same recipe?! I have to make these 🙂

  39. kankana

    Recently I bought so many pumpkins from a farm and now I am lost of ideas! This is something I will try for sure 🙂

  40. Alea Milham

    Your spiced pumpkin and banana bread looks scrumptious! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  41. April@The 21st Century Housewife

    Your Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Bread sounds so good. I love the idea of the caramelised bananas, and the bread and muffins must be so moist with the condensed milk! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Gallery of Favorites and the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ve chosen it as one of my highlights in my Hearth and Soul post this week.

  42. Rose

    Love the idea of combing the pumpkin with banana.

  43. Veronica's Kitchen

    Really great idea with roasted banana and pumpkin. I haven’t had banana for over 9 months since the Queensland flood at beginning of the year as the price gone to $15 kg. You don’t know how much I crave for it! Now the price has starting to drop to $6 and I can afford to try this recipe! :DDD

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