• 1 stick (1/2 cup) room softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • zest of one clementine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup maple yogurt (you could use vanilla)
  • *For topping
  • 2 tbl sugar
  • 1 tbl pumpkin pie spice

back in the day when i first started blogging i posted this recipe for banana bread. as you can tell from that post things have changed. i’ve become a lot more comfortable in my own skin as a cook as well as a blogger. my words and thoughts now a day seem to flow. i’m more open to changes in recipes and feel a lot more comfortable telling you.

we love this banana bread recipe and i rarely stray far from the original…except for today. in keeping with the thanksgiving theme around here and coming up with new ideas for our dinner i thought why not? my kids have been hounding me for banana bread and j begged me to add pumpkin. yes, that is what i said, pumpkin.

not being fully prepared at the moment, we have yet to buy anything to make desserts, we are out of pumpkin puree. the next best thing, pumpkin pie spice :-)

Banana Bread with a twist

to prepare: pre-heat oven to 350f. butter or spray loaf pan to prevent sticking.

  1. with a mixer whip the butter at med speed adding one by one: brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, mashed banana and clementine zest.
  2. in a separate mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda and powder.
  3. take the bowl off the mixer, add half the dry mixture. mix with a spatula, add half the yogurt and mix. add the rest of the flour, mix and add the rest of yogurt.
  4. spoon into a loaf pan and sprinkle on the sugar an pumpkin pie mixture. take a knife and swirl it around gently into the banana bread.
  5. bake for 50 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted comes out dry.

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