Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf

by Megan on October 7, 2013

Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf // take a megabite

I mean, I like banana bread, and I like pumpkin bread… Why not make bananunkin bread or pumkana bread? Yeah… these are the thoughts I think on the regular.

I took this out of the oven. I let it cool for barely 5 minutes before I sliced it ever so carefully and ate two warm, butter slathered slices in a row. I could’ve eaten more, but I mean, I’ve got to keep it under control. But you better believe that it was not easy.

Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf // take a megabite

So I hope you swirl fall into all of your favorite muffin-y quick breads. I hope you try to decipher the odd shapes as if they were clouds or beer foam. I hope your swirling skills end up with a heart in a slice. I just really hope it!

The moral of the story is this: mo bread, mo breakfast. I sliced up one whole loaf for breakfast-ing and sharing. The other loaf is yet to be determined… I might just eat it in four giant slices. Don’t judge me.

Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf // take a megabite

Pumpkin Banana Marble Loaf (makes 2 loaves)
Recipe adapted from indecision

Ingredients:

  • one batch, one bowl banana bread
  • one batch, one bowl pumpkin bread

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray 2 large bread pans with cooking spray. Line the bottom with a rectangle of parchment paper overlapping the two long sides of the pan so you can lift the bread out eventually.
  2. Divide banana bread batter between both bread pans. Then divide pumpkin bread batter between both bread pans. Swirl carefully with a bread knife. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Transfer loaves to a wire rack and cool completely. Slice and enjoy!

One Bowl Banana Bread
Recipe from my own mom

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 bananas (about 1 cup’s worth)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl mash the bananas. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix, mix, mix, until completely combined.

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread
Recipe from hizere

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 heaping T granulated sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t allspice
  • pinch of cloves
  • 7 1/2 ounces (half of a 15 oz. can) pumpkin puree*
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup + milk mixed (pour maple syrup halfway up the side of your 1/3 cup measuring cup and then top off with milk)

* or just under 1 cup

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, oil, maple syrup and water.
  3. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until mixed thoroughly, being sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipes above.

Insta bread // take a megabite

Are you sick of this bread yet, or what?

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 7, 2013 at 7:20 am

I am SO trying this! I’m all about marbled goodness.

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Yay! I hope you do, Katrina!

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Sophie October 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

This sounds SEEE-OOOO amazing.

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Shucks!

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Tieghan October 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

Holy heck, yes!! My favorites bread together as one! :)

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Their lovechild!

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Robyn October 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

How about Bumpkin Panana Loaf? hahaha

I need to make some of that Vegan Pumpkin Bread…the vegans in my office are getting restless for some treats they can eat!

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

haha! Love it!

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cindy October 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

YES! I’m so glad you made this bread a reality!

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I had to, girlfren!

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Sophie @ dinnersforwinners October 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

So brilliant. Never would have thought of this! I’ll leave it to smarties like yourself! :) YUMZ. Breakfast tomorrow?

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Megan October 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Thanks, Sophie!

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Eileen October 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Ooh, so swirly and delicious! I love the idea of mashing banana and pumpkin bread together into one amazing loaf. :)

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Megan October 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

Yes! Can’t have too much of a good thing!

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Tiffany October 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

a bananunkin bread… BRILLIANT!

Have I ever told you how much I love your pictures? Well, I do. Every single time. Nice work!

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Megan October 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Tiffany! You’re the nicest!

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Billy October 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I SERIOUSLY CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THIS. YOU ARE A GENIUS THE END.

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Megan October 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

BILL-AY! You’re the genius. We get to meet in real life this month! <3

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Meghan October 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

“Mo bread, mo breakfast,” you are my hero.

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Megan October 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

:)! We just get each other!

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Courtney October 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I made this on my day off yesterday. HUGE fan. My house smelled of majestic fall-ness…even if it was 75 degrees in SoCal :-)

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Megan October 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hell yeah! Glad you liked it!

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MyThy as in "Mighty" October 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

This is the new PB…aka Pumpkin-Banana combo I need in my life. Yeah, I’ll slab some PB (Peanut Buttah) on it too. ;P

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Megan October 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Yeah you will! Yum!

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode October 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

This looks awesome, and so easy to make – Love it!

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Megan October 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Thanks, Shikha!

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