The BEST healthy whole wheat banana pumpkin bread recipe ever!

Banana Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf or 12-15 muffins 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Banana Pumpkin Bread is the flavor packed muffin worthy recipe your family will love.


  • 1 cup smashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup canned pureed pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup unrefined sugar (also known as sucanat)
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour (or sub white whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add sugar; beat until combined.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground nutmeg) in bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended.
  4. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or muffin tin coated with cooking spray.
  5. For bread, bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. For muffins, bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread or muffins from pan; cool completely.
  7. Optional: Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth; drizzle over bread.


Freezer Meal Recipes:

To Freeze: Bake and cool completely. Remove bread from pan and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and a layer of foil. Or, remove muffins from pan, place in freezer bag, seal and press out all air. Freeze.

To Prepare: Thaw in fridge or on counter or use defrost setting of microwave. Warm in 15 second increments in microwave.