Delicious Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe with Canned Pumpkin and Spicy Apple Sauce

by Anukriti Parsai

Imagine eating a slice of delicious pumpkin bread which has the added benefit of fruit. Well, here is an easy scrumptious pumpkin bread recipe with canned pumpkin and bananas, together with a spicy apple sauce that is sure to have you licking your fingers.

Items needed:

- Two ripe bananas, peeled and mashed finely

- One (1) cup of canned pumpkin (drained and mashed to remove any big chunks)

- 1/4 cup of canola oil or extra virgin olive oil

- Two eggs (at room temperature) (you can separate the egg whites and egg yolks and use them separately)

- Two (2) cups of wholewheat flour (or one cup of wheat flour with one (1) cup of refined flour)

- Half a cup of rolled oats

- One teaspoon of baking powder

- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

- Half (1/2) teaspoon of salt

- 2/3 cup of coarse-grained sugar

- Half (1/2) teaspoon of grated nutmeg

- Half (1/2) teaspoon of grated ginger

- Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon


- Preheat the oven to 350 F.

- Grease and flour a 9x3 inch bread loaf pan and place aside.

- Take the eggs in a mixer bowl and add the banana and pumpkin to the mix. Beat together using an electric mixer at a low speed.

- (Note: If you're using egg yolks and egg whites separately, then add the banana and pumpkin to the egg yolks and whisk. The egg whites should be added after mixing.)

- Add the sugar and oil to the mix and whisk some more.

- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and rolled oats together in a mixing bowl.

- Add this dry mix to the egg-banana-pumpkin mix and blend well till the mix is just moist.

- Pour the prepared batter in the greased loaf pan. Smooth down the top.

- Bake in the preheated oven at 350 F for approximately an hour until the top of the bread is firm.

- Take the bread out of the pan and cool before cutting in slices to serve.

Spicy Apple Caramel Sauce Recipe

This sauce is a perfect accompaniment to the bread.

What you'll need:

- 1 cup of heavy cream

- 1/2 cup of apple juice

- One star anise

- One (1) in. piece of fresh ginger

- 4 cloves

- Two (2) cinnamon sticks

- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, grated

- 1 1/2 cups of sugar

- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

- 1 tablespoon of apple schnapps

- Half (1/2) cup of water


- In a saucepan, heat the cream, apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and star anise on a low heat. Simmer for 8 minutes. You must not stir the ingredients.

- Remove from the heat and sift the contents into a clean bowl.

- In a clean pan, heat the vinegar, sugar and water until the mixture turns into an amber brown liquid.

- Slowly stir the cream mix in the vinegar mix and whisk well.

- Add the apple schnapps and heat for a further thirty seconds.

- Remove the pan from the heat and serve warm with the pumpkin bread.

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