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Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze

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Take your banana bread to the next level by making this simple, delicious Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze!  It’s moist, flavorful and so easy to make!

Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze | JavaCupcake.com

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I had a few bananas that need to be made into bread but was tired of the same ole recipe.  So, for this bread since it was just about to be pumpkin season, I thought why don’t I add pumpkin to my traditional batter and see how that turns out?

And that’s what I did!

This recipe made one large loaf and one smaller one to share with a friend.  You can see in the picture above the two sizes I got.  I’m sure you could use two medium size pans to get two of the same size or several small ones or even fill up the big one to the brim!

Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze | JavaCupcake.com

Adding a chocolate glaze to the top of my bread was an after thought, but boy am I glad I did!  That bit of extra bitter sweetness is the perfect decadence that makes this bread really special!

That and I used my beautiful new Bavarian porcelain china to enjoy a slice of bread and a cup of tea.  Everything tastes better when it’s served on something pretty!

Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze | JavaCupcake.com

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 50g heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease, flour and line with parchment paper one large 9x5in loaf pan. Prep a second, smaller pan (whatever you have on hand) the same way. This recipe makes enough for one large loaf with some leftover for a smaller as well.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the pumpkin puree and the mashed bananas until incorporated. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is mixed together.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Add this to the wet mixture in two parts mixing until just combined. Do not over mix!
  5. Pour about 2/3 of the batter into the large prepared pan or enough to fill leaving about 3/4in of the pan free. Pour the remaining in the smaller pan.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. If you underbake the bread will fall in the center. The smaller loaf will take less time, check after 20-30 minutes.
  7. Allow the breads to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Once cool, melt together the milk and the chocolate slowly in a microwave until smooth. (20 second increments and mix after each, it won't take long)
  9. Pour the chocolate over the loaves and spread gently to the edges. You want most of the chocolate on the top, not the sides. Do not slice until the chocolate has set.

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136 comments

  1. Jeffrey

    I always pile on the sweet potatoes!

    Reply

    1. connie

      I love stuffing/dressing depends on where you are from I guess…but I would even take that over dessert…love love it…

      Reply

  2. Amber Meadows

    I LOVE the canned cranberry jelly (kind of embarrassing, lol)!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      My mom loved that too! I never liked cranberry until I made it from scratch!

      Reply

  3. Thelma

    My least favorite used to be dry turkey breast, but that isn’t a problem any more since my brother started frying the turkey! Now every thing is a 10+!!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      I’ve never had dry turkey breast… I hear people talk about it all the time, but I can understand why you’d dislike it!

      Reply

  4. amy guillaume linderman

    i love the cream cheesed mashed potatoes!

    Reply

  5. Eva @ Eva Bakes

    Stuffing, with a bit of mashed potatoes and gravy mixed in!

    Reply

  6. Ken C

    Sweet Potato Casserole

    Reply

  7. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

    The stuffing is definitely my favorite! 🙂

    Reply

  8. Denise M

    I love mashed potatoes best of all

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  9. Michelle

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie, though this recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    Reply

  10. Heather

    You can never go wrong with sweet potato casserole!!

    Reply

  11. Martha

    It isn’t Thanksgiving without my mother’s stuffing, the classic with onion & celery! I am tasked with making it now, as she passed on in 1995. But her recipes live on & make family events so comforting!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      Family traditions and recipes are the best!!!

      Reply

  12. Amy C.

    I can never get enough mash potatoes and stuffing!

    Reply

  13. Julie Wood

    I love my Sweet Potato Casserole that I make every year!

    Reply

  14. Mary

    I love pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  15. Kelly D

    My favorite side dish is wild rice.

    Reply

  16. Elena

    I love sweet potato casserole

    Reply

  17. Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    My Thanksgiving favorite is STUFFING! Though I think I might give even IT up for the chocolate glaze on your bread!! Mmmm, it looks divine.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  18. Anna M

    I like to mix all my whole plate together (mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, stuffing green bean casserole etc) and have a giant yummy plate.

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      Om nom nom nom nom nom nom

      Reply

  19. Lauren

    I like the pumpkin pie.

    Reply

  20. Kristin Goodson

    I love to eat chocolate chip pecan pie!

    Reply

  21. Kim Henrichs

    I live for the stuffing!!

    Reply

  22. Danyelle

    Apple pie is my favorite part!

    Reply

  23. Linda

    Hanbds down, pumpkin pie. That’s my favorite one to eat and Thanksgiving is the time to do it!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      I love pumpkin pie too. Especially with freshly whipped cream!

      Reply

  24. christina p

    I love pecan pie!

    Reply

  25. Jessica To

    I always like the homemade mac and cheese.

    Reply

  26. Janet W.

    Sweet potato soufflé is my favorite to eat at our feast!

    Reply

  27. Debbie Caraballo

    My favorite of the savory stuff is the Cornbread Dressing with gravy and jellied cranberry sauce! Thanks for the chance to win. Oh, the sweet part is the pecan pie or chocolate cream pie.

    Reply

  28. Brianna Wolin

    Gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie!

    Reply

  29. Elle

    I love the turkey with gravy.

    Reply

  30. Keri Justice

    Love the chocolate glaze to top it! Yum!

    Reply

  31. Jen

    I love the dressing!

    Reply

  32. Jenny

    Stuffing. Always.

    Reply

  33. Melissa R

    I love the stuffing more than anything!

    Reply

  34. Kit Borodenko

    My favorite would have to be my moms Stuffing….. she puts fried up pieces of liver and mushrooms into it! That and the Green Bean casserole of course!. NOM! so good…… This year, for only the 2nd year ever, (first year away was in 2006 when I lived in Boise for a minute.) I’m not spending it with my family. Going to my boyfriends family dinner. I’m hesitant….. but am sure it will be fun and delicious! I’ve been trying to figure out what to bring- and with the Chocolate Glaze this might be the winner. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    1. Betsy Eves

      Liver and mushrooms? I’ve never heard of such a thing… but I can imagine all that flavor is amazing!!! Happy Thanksgiving right back at ya, Kit!

      Reply

  35. Tricia Marifiote

    I always have to make pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!!!

    Reply

  36. Jackie

    Pie, I look forward to the variety of pies we get to eat for Thanksgiving !

    Reply

  37. Jessica Beard

    I love my mom’s layer salad!

    Reply

  38. heather

    My fav is the homemade stuffing.

    Reply

  39. Natalie

    By far my favorite Thanksgiving dish is apple stuffing!!

    Reply

  40. Leyna

    I have two favorites- corn bread casserole and sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and corn flakes! 16 more days until we meet again, can’t wait!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      Waahooooo!!! The countdown is on!

      Reply

  41. D Schmidt

    My favorite are definitely cornbread stuffing and sweet potato casserole.

    Reply

  42. Amy Orvin

    My favorite thing to eat is the dressing!

    Reply

  43. Amy S.

    My favorite thing is pecan pie.

    Reply

  44. Erin R.

    The gravy. I should ask for my own tub of gravy and just dip things in it all day long.

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      I may or may not have just spit out my coffee after reading this. #loveit

      Reply

  45. Steven weber

    I love mixing my mashed potatoes and gravy and corn together.

    Reply

  46. Sandy Headtke

    Cornbread stuffing is my favorite

    Reply

  47. Mryia

    My favorite dishes at Thanksgiving are homemade noodles and sweet potato casserole. I don’t know that I can pick between those two!

    Reply

  48. shelly peterson

    Stuffing with gravy is my favorite.

    Reply

  49. Tracy Robertson

    I love cranberry sauce, whether homemade or just from a can. Sometimes I’m the only one at the table who eats more than a bite or two of cranberry, I love it!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      I make this big bowl of cranberries every year from scratch and everyone just looks at it like it’s a disease. I love it though!

      Reply

  50. Amanda Sakovitz

    I like eating sweet potatoes!

    Reply

  51. mita

    I like sweet patato casserole

    Reply

  52. Tara

    I love to eat Noodles!

    Reply

  53. Heather Dawn

    I love pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  54. Ty

    My favorite thing is pumpkin pie.

    Reply

  55. Kayley

    Turkey w/gravy is always good.

    Reply

  56. Juli V

    Homemade bread stuffing!

    Reply

  57. Sheila K.

    I love green bean casserole!

    Reply

  58. Thomas Murphy

    I love the turkey.

    Reply

  59. Rust

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is chicken and cornbread dressing.

    Reply

  60. Kari M

    Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving!

    Reply

  61. Donna L

    I like the turkey but also pumpkin cheesecake.

    Reply

  62. Jason

    Definitely the stuffing

    Reply

  63. Will G

    My favorite thing is pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  64. natasha lamoreux

    green bean casserole. I love it and it such a simple recipe.

    Reply

  65. Heather Hayes Panjon

    Pumpkin Pie Is My Favorite!

    Reply

  66. Emily Smith

    Pumpkin pie is definitely my favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving!

    Reply

  67. Liz

    What a fabulous loaf! And that chocolate glaze is a phenomenal addition!!!

    Reply

  68. Ellen Casper

    sweet potato casserole #1

    Reply

  69. Barbara Montag

    At the Thanksgiving table my favorite food is pumpkin pie with real whipped cream.
    thank you

    Reply

  70. Sherwood

    Stuffing is absolutely my favorite. 😀

    Reply

  71. Starla B

    That bread looks delicious! Banana bread has always been my favorite and the fact that you added pumpkin is amazing! Yum!! I always look forward to eating stuffing each year. It has always been my favorite!

    Reply

  72. LaTanya T.

    I love the stuffing

    Reply

  73. Lee Mckeon

    Stuffing and more stuffing!

    Reply

  74. Karla R.

    I love eating the rolls! My favorite!

    Reply

  75. Bridgett Wilbur

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanks giving is my grand mothers cran berry stuffing.

    Reply

  76. Amanda S

    I love pumpkin sage biscuits

    Reply

  77. Julie M

    Mashed Potatoes for me, please! Yum!

    Reply

  78. Kevin E

    sausage stuffing is my favorite!

    Reply

  79. Deborah W.

    I love the pumpkin pie the best. 🙂

    Reply

  80. Jennifer Rote

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is stuffing smothered in gravy.

    Reply

  81. Rachel

    My favorite thing to eat is green bean casserole.

    Reply

  82. Kristen

    I love sourdough bread stuffing.

    Reply

  83. Ellie Wright

    Cornbread dressing and gravy is my favorite. I look forward to it all year.

    Reply

  84. manda

    I like sweet potatoes.

    Reply

  85. shaunie

    I would have to say that it is honey glazed carrots

    Reply

  86. shelly

    Stuffing though around here I think they call it dressing

    Reply

  87. Gina M (Wild Orchid)

    Stuffing is my favorite. I think this is the only time of year that I eat it!

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  88. Casey

    Pumpkin pie and candied sweet potaties

    Reply

  89. tammy shelton

    My favorite is my daughter’s Pecan Pie.

    Reply

  90. Joan Kubes

    My favorite is the pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  91. Susan Christy

    STUFFING!!!! Or dessert….

    Reply

  92. Mary Beth Elderton

    I like cornbread dressing and cranberry sauce. I think that’s a southern thing 🙂

    Reply

  93. Sarah A.

    My mom’s stuffing!!

    Reply

  94. jberry

    Acorn Squash Fries.

    Reply

  95. Laura Royal

    I love the cranberry sauce b/c it’s the only time of year I get to eat it.

    Reply

  96. Yvette

    Having celiac, we’ve really dialed in our holiday meals. I’m not sure if I love the stuffing more or if it’s the pumpkin cheesecake!

    Reply

  97. karen

    The sweet potatoes, so good!

    Reply

  98. Dina Lindquist

    I love my maple roasted sweet potatoes!

    Reply

  99. Bo Simms

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is stuffing!! I just love it!

    Reply

  100. Ally G.

    At Thanksgiving, my favorite to eat is stuffing and mash potatoes and gravy!! Yummy.

    Reply

  101. Danielle

    The version of my grandmother’s bread stuffing recipe we make every year!

    Reply

  102. Amy L

    The herb stuffing my husband makes is my favorit Thanksgiving food.

    Reply

  103. Debbie B

    i loved smoked turkey!

    Reply

  104. James Robert

    The stuffing with gravy is my favorite part

    Reply

  105. Cindy A.

    My favorite is sweet potato casserole.

    Reply

  106. Birdie Skolfield

    I love the stuffing its my favorite.

    Reply

  107. Jeccica Simpson

    love the homemade mashed potatos and cranberry sauce

    Reply

  108. Jennifer Marie

    Turkey is my favorite at our Thanksgiving feast.

    Reply

  109. Stefanie G

    my mom’s apple pie! I love it@

    Reply

  110. Jillian Too

    I always love stuffing at Thanksgiving. We use my mother’s recipe and it never disappoints.

    Reply

  111. Terri B

    My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  112. Janice Cooper

    My favorite thing to eat is dressing

    Reply

  113. Augustin

    Mash Potatoes are my favorite. Multiple helpings every year.

    Reply

  114. Linda

    I love mashed potatoes with gravy.

    Reply

  115. j

    I love the stuffing and pumpkin pie!

    Reply

  116. Gina

    My favorite dish on the Thanksgiving dinner table is homemade dressing with gravy.

    Reply

  117. Angela W

    I love the turkey and the stuffing.

    Reply

  118. flavored vodka martini

    I make a pumpkin choc chip bundt with chocolate ganache and it s probably my fave cake of all cakes I make. Yours looks amazing and I want to try it! Pinned!

    Reply

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