Time to make everything pumpkin spice!
Friends. We are in it. The Fall season is the best season in my opinion. My love for scarves, light (emphasis on the word "light") layers, and pumpkin spice lattes knows no bounds. In fact, you can add the words "pumpkin spice" to almost anything and I'll be a marketer's dream and purchase it.
Recently I decided to make use of some overripe bananas and make banana bread. The slight chill in the air put me in the mood to make a fall-inspired bread so of course the only option was to make it a pumpkin spice flavor. Really, there was no other option.
Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread
makes 1 loaf
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/3 cups pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use cooking spray or butter, grease a standard 9x5 loaf pan. Set aside.
2) Place the bananas, eggs, oil, pumpkin, honey, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
3) In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture until everything is incorporated.
4) If adding in the chocolate chips, gently fold them into the mixture at this point.
5) Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
6) Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
7) Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
--slightly adapted from AllRecipes