Pumpkin Banana Snack Cake

I was going to wait until September 1st to share this recipe, but it is just too good not to share! Plus I am sure we all have overly ripe bananas hanging out!

This cake is so light and fluffy with banana chunks. The brown sugar topping keeps it from drying out. I played around with a lot of different sugar combos and dark brown sugar works the best!

This is best kept at room temperature wrapped up for 3 days. (If it lasts that long!)


3 very ripe bananas

1 can of organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

2 eggs room temperature

1 stick of salted butter softened

1 cup packed dark brown sugar (plus more for topping)

2 tbsp of vanilla extract (or pumpkin spice extract if you have it!)

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp nutmeg

1 3/4 cups of AP flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line baking dish with parchment or grease to prepare

I prefer a standard brownie tin square but a loaf pan works too!

Mix sugar and butter until whipped

Add banana and pumpkin until incorporated

Add eggs and vanilla

Add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.

Sprinkle brown sugar over the top. You don’t have to cover every inch because the sugar is going to melt into a yummy crust!

Bake for 40-45 minutes until cake has risen and middle is set.

You can eat it right away, but we actually prefer it the next day! The brown sugar melts into the cake and it is absolutely magical!


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Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles With Buttery Apple Cider Syrup

cinnamon pumpkin waffle

Cinnamon pumpkin is the beginning to any good sentence. If you asked me “what is fall?” I would respond with “cinnamon pumpkin.” These waffles are so light and fluffy. Perfect spicy cinnamon nutmeg with a hint of apple cider and pumpkin. I top pretty much every waffle in my life with fresh whipped cream. It helps balance the sweetness for me.

cinnamon pumpkin waffle

These waffles are absolutely everything right now! I love all things pumpkin, but in small doses. The pumpkin provides a really good base that lets me use less flour yet pairs really nicely with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I added a splash of apple cider to help lighten them up and I swirled a little pure maple syrup in the batter right before pouring into the waffle maker.

cinnamon pumpkin waffles

This is the kind of meal I can imagine myself eating late at night in front of the fire when the weather starts to cool down. Is that weird? I know waffles are typically breakfast food, but we rarely eat breakfast in the morning. I usually have enough time for a cup of coffee before I leave the house and Patrick is never hungry until noon-ish. We are big time brunch people. These waffles I actually ate early this morning! Patrick’s kids were up at 7am and usually they only make it 30 minutes before they are whimpering at the door because they are starved. Lucky for them I have been dreaming about this recipe for weeks and I knew exactly what I was going to make!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles With Buttery Apple Cider Syrup
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Brunch
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Serves: 4 large waffles
Cinnamon pumpkin waffles with a buttery apple cider syrup.
  • For the waffles
  • 2/3 cup of organic pumpkin
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • For the syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  1. Preheat your waffle iron. (I like to spray mine with cooking spray)
  2. Mix the eggs and sugar.
  3. Add the apple cider.
  4. Add in the milk and pumpkin.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  6. Do not over mix.
  7. Add in the melted butter and syrup last.
  8. Barely mix in.
  9. Your batter should be fairly thin.
  10. Pour into the waffle maker and cook according to your maker’s directions.
  11. For the syrup
  12. Mix the butter, syrup, and cider.
  13. I heat mine in a small sauce pan until butter is melted.
  14. Mix together.
  15. Pour over waffles.
  16. Serve with fresh whipped cream.


cinnamon pumpkin

Part of me feels like the pumpkin recipes are premature, but I am so ready for fall. Even though it was over 90 degrees outside today we dragged out the fall decorations and light all the cinnamon pumpkin candles. You know when you go to the grocery store and you get hit in the face with the fragrance from the cinnamon apple brooms? Welcome to my house! I love every second of it. Something is just so warm and cozy about the spicy scent. Now you are ready too! Just get some super fluffy blankets and cozy up with a plate of these waffles!

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