Friday, February 11, 2011

{happy friday}

Happy Friday everyone! I am off work today, but get the joy of going to get estimates to get my car fixed. Hopefully it’s a painless process and my car gets fixed sooner than later.

This week’s recipe is Gina's pumpkin banana bread. I have made this multiple times and it is delicious! Super moist as well. Then again you can’t go wrong with any of Gina’s recipes!

Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread
Calories: 146.5 • Fat: 2.7 g • Carb: 33.3 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 2.7 g

  • Pam baking spray
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves*
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg*
  • 3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional, 5 pts+ per slice if using)

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, egg, bananas, pumpkin and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
Add flour mixture and nuts (if using), then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake on the center rack for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the pan cool at least 20 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.
* 1 tsp of pumpkin spice can be substituted for cloves and nutmeg.

Hope you have a great weekend! What do you have planned for the weekend?


  1. Yum!!! thanks for sharing! I have no plan this weekend except to get a TON of work done on my thesis.

    John and I are going out to dinner tonight as well. Woo for a date.

  2. Good luck with you car! Keep me posted on how it goes. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Yum yum! That looks/sounds delicious. Will definitely have to try this recipe!

    Good luck with the car stuff!!

  4. Hope everything with the car goes smoothly and you can enjoy a day off! Thanks for the bread recipe, I currently have a few very ripe bananas sitting on my counter, and was wondering what I wanted to do with them! Happy Friday love! xoxo

  5. I hope you had good luck with your car! This recipe sounds amazing, may have to do some baking this weekend. :)

  6. That recipe looks amazing!! I will have to try it!! Thanks for sharing! :)



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