Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread is a twist between a banana bread and pumpkin bread. This quick bread recipe brings you all the flavors of each bread in one slice-able treat!
This Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread recipe is…
- Made with real bananas
- A quick bread recipe
- Served as breakfast or dessert
- Made with pantry staples
How to Make Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
- Preheat oven and grease loaf pan.
- Mash bananas, add pumpkin, and mix to combine.
- Add butter, oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
- In a new bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
- Slowly add dry to wet and mix together.
- Fold in chocolate chips, pour batter into pan, and bake.
Full directions for how to make Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread are in the printable recipe card below.
Tips & Tricks for Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
It is important to use ripe bananas when making bread. The ripe (or slightly overripe) bananas will help bring out the rich banana flavor. And you need a rich banana flavor to pair with the pumpkin!
You can use a fork, hand mixer, or a potato masher to mash your bananas. Making sure the bananas are fully mashed is very important. If you leave big chunks of banana, those chunks can make your bread gooey in spots.
Tent Your Bread
If you find the top of your bread is already browned but your center still needs to cook longer, place a tent of foil over your bread when baking. This tent will allow your bread to continue to cook while keeping the top crust from burning.
Variations to Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Mix some pecans or walnuts into your bread if you'd like. I add around ½ cup of chopped nuts. It's up to you whether you want to chop your nuts or not - I prefer smaller nut pieces in my bread.
Mix up the Chocolate
Instead of regular chocolate chips, you could mix in some white chocolate or even peanut butter chips for added flavor. Alternatively, you could skip the chocolate altogether or replace it with raisins or other dried fruit pieces.
Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread FAQs
How will I know when the bread is done?
The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. A crumb or two on the toothpick is ok though, as long as they are baked crumbs and not wet batter.
How do you store pumpkin banana bread?
I find that storing bread in the fridge gives it a longer shelf life. You can store this bread for up to 5 days in the fridge.
I enjoy eating the refrigerated bread cold, but you can also warm it up in the microwave for a fresh-out-of-the-oven feeling.
Can you freeze this quick bread?
You can freeze this bread if you don't want to eat it all right away. Simply allow the bread to cool, then store it in the freezer for 3–4 months. When you're ready to eat it again, simply let it thaw in the fridge overnight and enjoy.
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If you love this pumpkin banana chocolate chip bread, be sure to check out these other tasty ideas:
- Loaf pan
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the mashed banana and pumpkin puree.
- Mix in the butter and vegetable oil until completely combined.
- Add the sugar and mix well.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Beat until fully combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 55–65 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Serve and enjoy!