Pumpkin Banana Muffins

What do you do when you have some extra pumpkin and ripe bananas?  And it's a perfect chilly day for some baking?  Make Pumpkin Banana Muffins!

Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or another cup of all-purpose flour if you don't have white whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 bananas, mashed
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with baking spray and fill empty cups with water.  Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the bananas, pumpkin, oil, eggs and vanilla, until well-blended.
4. Add banana mixture to flour mixture, gently folding until combined.
5. Divide mixture evenly among prepared muffin cups. 
6. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes for mini muffins / 13 to 15 minutes for standard muffins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 15-18 standard muffins or 30 mini muffins

Source Alida's Kitchen

The Results...
Moist and full of flavor!  These do have a perfect balance of banana and pumpkin in them.

Pumpkin Banana Muffins are full of good things for you and there's just a little oil because the pumpkin and banana already help create a moist, flavorful muffin.

This recipe has white whole wheat flour hidden inside for some extra nutrition.  I sneak it into other things like pancakes, waffles, bread and pizza dough. When I replace half of the flour with white whole wheat flour, my family doesn't usually notice a big difference in taste.  

Pumpkin Banana Muffins are a wonderful fall treat that you can feel good about eating!

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  1. Wow do those look yummy. My husband will love them. Thanks for visiting us. Be sure to check out the giveaway we are having this week. You will love it.

  2. I love pumpkin! And these look so good. Love the addition of the banana, I'm sure they're very moist! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  3. What a great idea! I would have never thought to add pumpkin to banana bread, but it sounds and looks delicious. And great that it's healthy too!

    1. Thank you Elaine. The pumpkins and bananas created a nice moist muffin and I felt good about the kids gobbling these up. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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