Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bread


I typically stand firm on the stance of less is more.  I have 1 dog.  I have 1 husband.  I have 1 car.  I have 1 job.  I have 1 wardrobe.  I have 1 computer.  I have 2 keys on my key chain.   I have 2 sets of sheets.  I have 2 favorite TV shows.  It’s pretty simple.  I like it.

When it comes to a baked good.  Bring. It. On.  More is More.  I can get behind that. You can get behind that.

Pumpkin.  great!

Banana.  oh my!

Oatmeal.  huh? don’t stop!

Chocolate Chip.  really? i was kind of kidding.

Bread.  are you done now?


You can play around with this recipe.  Get crazy.

This is your whole wheat and all purpose flours, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon with the oats at stage left.  Thanks, Bob.



Notice.  No sugar here.  That may or may not come in later. (ie. I forgot to add sugar)

Here’s some sugar, that’ll work.  Ripe bananas are so sweet, I wanted to explore that.  Sure, that’s it.

I’m not tired of pumpkin yet.  Are you?  I’m totally not.

Banana and pumpkin and egg and vanilla and melted coconut oil and almond milk.

Mix it up.  Mix it up. I love this.  Oh, and this is where I was going to add a tablespoon or two of honey.  But I forgot.  Did I mention that yet?  I forgot to add sugar.

Ok, let’s do this.


The batter was a bit on the dry side at this point.  There are lots of ways to deal with this.  I was lucky enough to have more ripe banana available so I added another ripe smashed banana.  You could also add more milk or water to thin it out a bit more.  And now let’s appreciate those chips…..good, moving on.

Dump it.  Smooth it.  Bake it.


Cool it.  Smell it.  Wait.  Smell it again.

Cut it. Eat it.  Eat more.  share it i guess.

PS.  It was really good without any added sugar.  The chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness.

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bread

adapted from running to the kitchen

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 small to medium ripe bananas

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup almond milk

1/3 chocolate chips

Preheat oven of 350 degrees F.  Grease a loaf pan and set aside.  Mix dry ingredients together (flour through cinnamon- 7 ingredients) in a large bowl.  Mash bananas in small bowl.  To the mashed bananas, add the pumpkin, egg, vanilla, honey, oil and milk.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.  Fold in the chocolate chips.   Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 10 minutes in pan before transferring to a cooking rack.

















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