Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread

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This healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe is perfect for fall baking! A delicious pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt.

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Pumpkin banana bread is perfect for fall baking!

This healthy pumpkin banana bread is a fall treat that must be on your baking list. Made with greek yogurt and no oil (thanks to bananas), this pumpkin banana bread not only tastes delicious, but is good for you too.

It’s one of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes, along with pumpkin energy balls. Pumpkin banana bread is great for a snack, breakfast, or even dessert.

While I love a good classic piece of classic Pumpkin Bread, sometimes you just need something that is a little lighter to satisfy that morning pumpkin sweet tooth!

Banana bread is a favorite in our house, so I decided to make a fall themed version.

ingredients to make pumpkin banana bread

Ingredients to make healthy pumpkin banana bread

  • plain greek yogurt: the unsweetened kind
  • pure maple syrup: or substitute honey
  • bananas
  • canned pumpkin
  • eggs
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon
  • whole wheat pastry flour: or substitute all purpose flour
slices of healthy pumpkin banana bread

How to make Pumpkin Banana Bread without oil

Step 1: Add the wet ingredients to a bowl: greek yogurt, maple syrup, mashed banana, canned pumpkin, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Whisk well to combine.

Step 2: Add the flour and stir until just combined (do not over mix). Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and smooth our the top.

Step 3: Bake the pumpkin banana bread at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Maple syrup, greek yogurt, and canned pumpkin add the moistness to this recipe without the use of butter or oil. You wouldn’t even guess that this was made using healthier swaps.

Can I use a different flour?

Yes! You should easily be able to substitute regular flour or an equal amount of cup for cup gluten free flour.

Can this pumpkin banana bread be made into muffins?

Yes! Just use parchment paper liners, or spray regular ones with cooking spray. Bake for around 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

baked pumpkin banana bread in the loaf pan

Can I add chocolate chips to this recipe?

That sounds like a delicious addition! Some mini ones sprinkled on top too would be so good.

I like my bread a little sweeter, what do you recommend?

  • use vanilla greek yogurt: in place of the plain greek yogurt
  • Add in granulated sweetener: ¼ cup of coconut sugar, brown sugar, or cane sugar to the batter when mixing the wet ingredients
  • make a maple pumpkin glaze: for the top of the bread
  • add in chocolate chips: stir into the batter before baking
slices of banana bread showing the texture

This bread lasted exactly two days in our house before it was all gone!

pumpkin bread being cut into slices

Homemade pumpkin bread makes your house smell amazing!

More Pumpkin Recipes

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pumpkin bread being cut into slices
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4.48 from 113 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread

By: Joy Shull
This healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe is perfect for fall baking! A delicious pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup mashed bananas, around 2 medium sized bananas
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour , or all purpose flour

Instructions 

  • Add the greek yogurt, maple syrup, mashed banana, canned pumpkin, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon to a bowl.
  • Whisk well to combine.
  • Add flour and stir until just combined (do not over mix)
  • Pour the pumpkin bread batter into a greased loaf pan
  • Bake the pumpkin banana bread at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Remove bread onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely

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Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0.004g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 3647IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg
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17 Comments

  1. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I do use 3/4c almond flour to give the moisture a boost. I have added 1/3-1/2 c of fresh blueberries at times. Just love it. THANK YOU!

  2. Made this today with a couple of substitutions. I used AP white flour, and used honey as I didn’t have maple syrup. Turned out really good! The texture is great, it was very moist, flavors are great. Think I could’ve used a little more honey because it could’ve been a little sweeter so I just made a glaze to put on it which helped. Made 2 loaves… one for me and one to give to my daughter and her family… I know they’ll love it! Thanks!

  3. Could I leave out the maple syrup? Do I need the liquid? Replace with applesauce? I like to add honey on finished slices.

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I am always looking for healthier snacks for the family. My 3 year old just asked for a second one! I subbed honey for the maple syrup and made muffins instead. (20 min was perfect!) I added some cloves and cardamom for fun! Great base muffin — fluffy and moist and lightly sweet.

  5. Can you use regular flour? Or coconut flour? I have both of those, but I don’t have whole wheat pastry flour! 🙂