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spoonful of tasty! clean eating pumpkin banana bread recipe!

hello thursday!

it’s great to see you but i wish you were friday, or better yet…saturday night! i can only hope the next two days go quickly:)  i am loving the evidence of fall around provo and whipped out some sweaters already! (probably a little pre mature considering i was a little warm wearing them, but i can’t help but throw them on!

notice how i am the only one in a sweater! ha! i love sweater weather so please mother nature, send it my way!  and something i love almost as much a sweater weather is pumpkin! this time of year welcomes all things pumpkin and i have a tasty recipe for you today! i originally found this recipe at cleaneatingmag.com and adapted it a bit! so here is my version.




  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  •  1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin ( not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Olive oil cooking spray, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat bananas until smooth. Add egg whites and beat until combined. Gradually mix in pumpkin, honey  and coconut oil.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture.
  4. Mist a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until browned on top.

super moist and easy to eat!


what is your favorite way to use pumpkin?

are you a fan of sweaters?



  • Dawn
    October 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    This looks delicious! Pinned it so I could save the recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Purely Twins
    October 5, 2012 at 12:26 am

    yum! love pumpkin bread

  • Natalie Carlson
    October 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Jessie! I wanna make this so bad today! Looks delicious. I don’t see flaxseed in the ingredient list, but I see it in the instructions. How much flaxseed did you add?
    Thanks girl!

    • jessie.james
      October 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Hey girl! Sorry about that! I jut fixed it! I didn’t have any flaxseed on hand! I would use about a tablespoon!

  • Eileen Ragan Mulloy
    October 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

    hi lady! great recipe! just thought i’d let you know that it looks like you included apple sauce and chocolate in the instructions but they aren’t on the ingredients list. i left them out anyways. my loaf is in the oven and baking away. smells delish!

    • jessie.james
      October 14, 2012 at 2:10 am

      Oh my goodness! I am going crazy!! Thank u for pointing that out! I used pumpkin instead of applesauce!


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