Spiced Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Our chefs came up with this as an example of how to stimulate that trigeminal nerve of yours.  It’s a simple, classic treat we think you will love to try out at home.

Yield: 1 Loaf

Ingredients:

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup roasted pumpkin puree
3 to 4 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne
⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
¾ cup cashews

Method of Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and slightly pale in color.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the bowl as needed. Add the pumpkin, bananas and vanilla extract and mix well at medium speed.
  • In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, and cardamom.
  • Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients over low speed until well combined. Add in the cashews and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before removing from loaf pan and slicing.

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