Pumpkin and Yogurt Bread

Homemade pumpkin bread

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 6 tablespoons banana flour
  • 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons oats
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla essence
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the Air fryer to 360°F and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, banana flour, plain Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla essence, and a pinch of ground nutmeg.
  3. Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture until it becomes smooth and well combined.
  4. Add the oats to the mixture and mix again until the oats are evenly incorporated.
  5. Transfer the prepared mixture into the greased loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  6. Place the loaf pan in the preheated Air fryer.
  7. Cook the bread in the Air fryer for about 15 minutes or until it’s cooked through and the top is golden brown.
  8. Once cooked, carefully remove the loaf pan from the Air fryer and place it onto a wire rack to cool.
  9. Once the bread has cooled, cut it into desired size slices.
  10. Serve the pumpkin banana bread slices and enjoy!

 

NUTRITION:

  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Sugar: 20.5g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Sodium: 49mg

 

Here are a few variations you can try for the pumpkin banana bread recipe:

  1. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Add ½ cup of chocolate chips to the batter before baking for a delicious chocolate twist to the bread.
  2. Nutty Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Stir in ½ cup of chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans into the batter for added crunch and flavor.
  3. Spiced Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.
  4. Coconut Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Mix in ½ cup of shredded coconut into the batter to give the bread a tropical touch.
  5. Maple Glazed Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Prepare a simple maple glaze by mixing ½ cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread slices.
  6. Cream Cheese Swirl Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • For a marbled effect, create a cream cheese swirl by mixing 4 ounces of softened cream cheese with ¼ cup of powdered sugar. Swirl the cream cheese mixture into the batter before baking.
  7. Dried Fruit and Nut Pumpkin Banana Bread:
    • Add a combination of dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or apricots along with chopped nuts to the batter.
  8. Pumpkin Banana Muffins:
    • Instead of baking in a loaf pan, portion the batter into muffin cups and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  9. Pumpkin Banana Bread with Streusel Topping:
    • Prepare a streusel topping using a mixture of ¼ cup flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons cold butter. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter before baking.
  10. Pumpkin Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Once the bread is cooled, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top for a decadent treat.
  11. Pumpkin Banana Bread with Caramel Swirl:
    • Drizzle caramel sauce over the batter and use a toothpick to create a swirl pattern before baking.
  12. Pumpkin Banana Bread with Chia Seeds:
    • Add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to the batter for extra texture and nutritional benefits.