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Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze |

Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze

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Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze |

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Pumpkin Banana Bread with a Chocolate Glaze |

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 |

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 |

Pumpkin Banana Bread

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


  • 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


  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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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread |

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Simple, delicious and easy… this pumpkin chocolate chip bread is perfect for Fall, the holidays or any time of the year!
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It’s definitely pumpkin time!  The grocery stores have started stocking fresh pumpkins and the shelves of canned pumpkin puree are always empty! (Luckily, I got a few cans before it was all gone!)

My first pumpkin recipe of the season is this bright orange pumpkin chocolate chip bread!  When I first saw the picture of this bread on Fever Avenue I loved how truly orange the bread was.

You could really tell it was a pumpkin flavored bread!  And those chocolate chips just looked to gooey and melty and delicious!  Now, the only problem… the recipe on Fever Avenue wasn’t in cups and tsp, it was in grams.  Ugh.

So I set out to convert the recipe to something I could bake with… and I think it’s a success!  The bread is full of pumpkin flavor and when eaten warm…. oh that chocolate gooeyness is TO DIE FOR!

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UPDATE (8/13):  This is the #1 recipe on my blog with more than 128,000 pins on Pinterest!  THANK YOU to everyone who has shared, made and loved this recipe!  I never in a million years expected a recipe I made on a whim and blogged with a camera phone picture would be so popular.  Goes to show that you just never can tell with the internet what’s going to be popular and not!

UPDATE (11/16):  Crazy that this simple quick bread is still the #1 recipe on my site!  Someday I should probably make it again and take more photos!! HA 🙂

So many of you have commented that you added spices, changed up ingredients, suited the recipe to your needs… which I think is FANTASTIC!  I’d love to see your photos too!  Send them to me at betsy @!

Thank you again for visiting my blog… please, take some time and check out all the other super sweet recipes!!

xoxo – Betsy

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Yield: 1 loaf of bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • powdered sugar, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease & flour loaf pan. (I also lined mine with parchment paper.)
  2. In large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt TWICE.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil, vanilla and sour cream until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Dust top with powdered sugar to garnish.