Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread – Perfect for Breakfast

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Why I love it: Banana and pumpkin spice are a wonderful combo. The warm fall flavors of the spice complement the fruitiness perfectly and work really well in this breakfast banana bread loaf. The bread is very light, not very sweet at all and full of comforting flavors.

pumpkin spice banana bread

How to make pumpkin spice banana bread:

The preparation of this banana bread is very straightforward, you start by whisking your dry ingredients together; some all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, a good amount of pumpkin spice and a pinch of salt.

Next, you beat room-temperature butter and light brown sugar together until creamy, then beat in eggs, your dry ingredients and mashed up bananas and nuts of your choice (walnuts, pecans or almonds all work great in this recipe).

The bread needs to bake 45 to 55 minutes and that’s all there is to it.

I like to slice the bread and toast the individual slices before serving them with a bit of butter. I find that makes for a great start into the day. :)

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Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

A great recipe for an easy and delicious pumpkin spice banana bread that makes your kitchen smell delicious and is perfect for breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, pumpkin spice
Servings: 10
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Nicole Branan | The Spice Train

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed up with a fork
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds)

Instructions:

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9–inch by 5–inch by 3–inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients.
  • Beat in the bananas.
  • Beat in the nuts.
  • Fill the batter into the pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal

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14 comments

  1. Betty says:

    How come there isn’t any liquid in this recipe I want to try it but to me it should have a liquid , would u plz pm me
    Thank You Betty

  2. Karin Siemens says:

    What no comments since 2015? I’ve tried this recipe because fo friend of mine loves ANYTHING with pumpkin spice in it and she absolutely loved it, and so did I. Sure didn’t last long and I’m a single gal!! :)

    • Nicole Branan says:

      That is so awesome to hear, Karin! Thank you so much for leaving me such sweet feedback, I really appreciate it! :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Louise. It’s funny, I often start out with many more props but end up taking them all out because I like the simple shots better. :)

  3. Lowri says:

    Um am I missing something, or is there no banana in the ingredients part of the recipe? And do you know what ‘pumpkin spice’ is made up of? We don’t have that in the UK, just the individual spices.

  4. Bam's Kitchen says:

    Nicole, I envision myself getting up right before dawn and grabbing a slice right off your cutting board. Loving these dark moody photos and I have reading and rereading your book, practicing and now thinking it will be time to check out your video.

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you so much, Bobbi. It seems I don’t get tired of dark and moody. :) You can get the first of the 11 video tutorials for free if you subscribe, that way you can see if you like it before you buy the entire course.

  5. Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine says:

    Banana and pumpkin? How didn’t I think of this before? Rally intrigued by this combination of flavors! Definitely trying your recipe. And your photo looks lovely as usual!

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