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Pumpkin Banana Loaf (Shhh… with Chickpeas)

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  • Author: Julie (PB Fingers)
  • Cook Time: 65-76 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: breakfast, recipes


I love baking so much that no plans on a Friday night other than baking a loaf of banana bread from scratch in my pajamas actually sounded like a rockin’ good time.


  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large banana, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place chickpeas and honey in a food processor and pulse until relatively smooth. Set aside.
  3. Combine whole wheat flour through cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and butter with a mixer until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add chickpea mixture, pumpkin and banana to sugar mixture.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture until batter is combined.
  7. Slowly pour batter into a loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake for approximately 65 – 75 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool, slice and enjoy!