The whole bunch of bananas went bad this time. Mr. C&M just triumphantly points to them and says, “Guess you have to make banana something now!”
He’s a pest really.
So off to the store I went to buy a can of pumpkin puree. I had all the other ingredients on hand. The dogs love it when there is unused pumpkin at the end of a baking endeavor. It means there will be some pumpkin goodness in their breakfast or dinner. (100% pumpkin puree only for dogs. Not the pumpkin pie in a can. Works great on upset dog bellies too.)
If you’ve been following this blog for a length of time, then you’ll know that I do not like attending a party empty handed. Even if I don’t have the time to make something, I’ll buy something from the store. However, over the last couple of years, it’s almost become expected from the people that know me, that I bake something.
In this recipe’s case, I had a small 2 hour window to make something happen. So you can say I was a wee bit excited to be able to get anything done in that time.
This is a tasty little snack, although my husband repeatedly told me, “You’re better than this.” LMAO. Whatever, we do what we can with the time that we have!
So if you’re in a time-bind, you only need one hour for this little baby to chill.
I have seriously slacked when it comes to baking this Halloween season. But fear not, I celebrate all things pumpkin all the way until Thanksgiving.
I recently joined a baking group that meets once a year in December and bakes and decorates a mass amount of cookies. I’m actually pretty nervous about it as these people have been doing this for 20 years and I’ve only been baking about a year and half now. I’m convinced that my cookies will fail in some manner but I’m sure I’ll also learn approximately one million things from these people.
Anywho, this recipe was quite tasty. I don’t know that the buttermilk actually made much of a difference compared to any other pumpkin bread recipe but I needed to use it up and this recipe fit the bill.
I didn’t realize until I had mixed all my ingredients together that I was supposed to be baking these in glass loaf pans. I don’t have any so I used regular loaf pans and began checking the bread after about 35 minutes. My total bake time ended up being around 50 minutes. I also skipped the pecans.
This was divine. The flavor was a perfect blend of pumpkin and banana and the texture moist. Perfect to bring as an addition to any holiday party this season.