Banana-Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Icing

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

Moist sweet quick bread with a scrumptious icing that is so wonderful and easy to make. Definitely not an everyday blah out-of-the-box sort of thing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients for the bread.
  3. Separately, mix together dry ingredients for the bread and then stir into the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  4. Grease bottoms and sides of 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and pour batter in.
  5. Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean; cool in pan 15 minutes then finish cooling on a wire rack.
  6. When bread has finished cooling, begin preparing icing by mixing together icing ingredients in a saucepan.
  7. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, and continue to cook and stir, until mixture reaches 236F on a candy thermometer or forms a soft ball when a drop is placed in cold water, about 5 minutes after cooking (very simple to do).
  8. Remove from heat and beat until mixture is nice and smooth and immediately spread on bread for an icing; DO NOT ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE SPREADING OR MIXTURE WILL HARDEN.
  9. Cool iced bread completely before slicing into serving pieces.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Great combination of flavors. The dry pudding mix was a great idea. I'm giving 4 rather than 5 stars because I thought the batter was a bit too moist ... I cooked it 70 minutes - the inside was still a bit undercooked while the edges were getting too brown. I'll be curious to see other reviews to see if I was the only person who had this problem.

Jane*in*RI February 17, 2003

Excellant bread, the icing is the BOMB! Great use of ingredients, a true repeat recipe and a winner with me!

LAURIE February 21, 2003

Very moist and good flavor. I added extra pumpkin (1-1/2 c) and only about 3/4c sugar and it was still a little sweet for my tastes. Next time I'll probably leave out the frosting, especially if serving it for breakfast but I loved the pumpkin and banana flavors together.

stacylu February 10, 2003