Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf

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


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


  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


  • 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


  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


  • 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


  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?

29 thoughts on “Pumpkin and Banana Marble Loaf”

  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. This bread looks amazing! I want to try your recipe but would love to try mini loaves- do you think this recipe would work? How would you adjust the baking time? Thanks!! 🙂

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