Total Time: about 1 hour, 15 minutes
Makes two 9x5 loaves
- 4 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 C pumpkin puree
- 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 C lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 C all-purpose flour
- 2 C whole wheat flour
- 3/4 C rolled oats, plus 1/2 C more for topping
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350F with a rack in the middle position. Grease two 9x5 loaf pans with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, pumpkin puree, olive oil, brown sugar, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, 1 cup oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Fold the dry ingredients into the pumpkin-banana mixture until just combined.
Divide the dough between the two prepared loaf pans. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup oats with the melted butter and sprinkle on top of each loaf. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool completely on the rack.