One of my very favorite banana bread recipes come from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table Cookbook. We made Joanna’s After School Banana Bread recipe so many times this summer! It was a huge hit with our family. I wanted to make something similar to this recipe, but I couldn’t find anything on the internet that had pumpkin this. So, I decided to experiment and make our own homemade pumpkin bread.
CREATING THE PERFECT PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE
For this recipe I used Joanna Gaines’ Banana Bread recipe as my starting point. I began by omitting the bananas and substituted them for canned pumpkin pie mix. I then added some pumpkin spice to give the recipe the flavor of pumpkin pie. As we were making the recipe, my 5-year old daughter suggested that we add butterscotch chips to the recipe. At first I thought this might not work, but then I remembered my favorite pumpkin pie recipe is a pumpkin butterscotch pie. So, we added butterscotch to this recipe.
Baking this homemade pumpkin bread made our house smell amazing! Once the pumpkin bread cooled down my daughter and I enjoyed a warm serving as an afternoon treat. This recipe is also wonderful with a cup of coffee in the morning (it’s like having dessert for breakfast)!
If you are looking for a new pumpkin recipe to try this season, I encourage you to try my homemade pumpkin bread.