Hand-Selected Recipes and Stories Straight to Your Inbox


Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

Serves: 12
Hands On Time: 
Total Time: 


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 overripe bananas
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.

With stand or hand mixer, beat together the sugar and shorteninng until light and fluffy. Beat in the bananas, pumpkin, egg and vanilla until well-combined. Beat in the cream, followed by the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves until just combined. 

Fill the prepared muffin tins three-quarters of the way full and bake until the muffins are browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Photo Credit: Ramona King

the southern
kitchen difference