Banana Bread with Pumpkin Seeds
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
60-70 min
1 loaf


1 cup (250 ml) flour
3/4 tsp (3 ml) baking soda
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, softened
1/3 cup (75 ml) buttermilk
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 (large) egg
1 (large) egg yolk
1/3 cup (75 ml) dried cranberries
1/2 cup (125 ml) pumpkin seeds
3 (large) bananas, peeled and mashed


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease/butter loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix until combined.
  5. Add mashed bananas to mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes, then turn loaf out of pan on to a cooling rack.