Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread {Recipe Video}

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that’s made in one bowl!

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment

I feel like I’ve barely given Halloween a thought this year.  My decorations are out but I haven’t bought a pumpkin yet and no candy has entered this house.

YET.

The sad truth is since my kids are older now there really is no reason to care about Halloween.  I’ll just pass out candy to cute little kids and remember when mine were that young.  If I had a great party to go to maybe I’d be excited about it.

I’d totally be down for an 80’s themed party. (imagine the word “totally” said in the best valley girl voice)

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment

All Halloween talk aside, let’s discuss this uber exciting Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!

I posted a recipe for a bread similar to this back in October of 2012 and decided to scrap that post and do a full revamp.  This recipe deserves it’s own bright, shiny new post, complete with recipe video too.

Because you need to see how easy it is to make with your own eyes or you just won’t believe it.

This Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is based on my Perfect One Bowl Banana Nut Bread, which truly is one of the best quick breads to come out of my kitchen.  I worked hard perfecting that recipe and knew that it would translate perfectly into the perfect pumpkin bread.

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment

This bread has added nutrition from whole wheat white flour.  The crumb is so tender that you’d never know it was whole wheat.  If you can’t find whole wheat white flour, you can use a combination of 1 cup all purpose flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat for the same great texture.

Some pumpkin breads contain an entire cup of oil and sugar, which is completely unnecessary.  I’ve used only 1/3 cup of heart healthy canola oil and 3/4 cup of coconut sugar, which is unrefined.

I’m not saying this bread is healthy…just healthier when considering how much fat and sugar are in traditional pumpkin bread.  The Starbuck’s pumpkin bread has over 400 calories a slice when this one has 275.

And this is every bit as delicious.

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment

The splurge in this bread is the chocolate chips.  If you’re like my husband, you wonder why on earth pumpkin bread needs chocolate chips.  If you’re like my sons and I, you wonder why you wouldn’t want chocolate chips in your pumpkin bread.

Clearly we disagree, but since it’s 3 against 1 the chocolate chips usually win out.  Or I compromise and make muffins and leave the chocolate chips out of a few.

I also took a little poll on my Instagram stories asking if people are into pumpkin and chocolate, and the results were a resounding YES.

I’m glad that we agree…pumpkin and chocolate were meant to be together.

This Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread marries the flavors of pumpkin, warm spices and chocolate chips to bring you a quick bread that’s more nutritious than most with only one bowl to wash.

That’s some pretty amazing stuff!  Now all I need is invitation to a great 80’s party.

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment

For more healthy pumpkin recipes, visit the links below:

Espresso Glazed Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Chia Overnight Oats

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chia Steel Cut Oats

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread 

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that’s made in one bowl!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar (you may substitute this with granulated or brown sugar)
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup skim milk (or your choice of non-dairy)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat white flour (or you can use 1 cup all purpose with ¾ cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a standard loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs lightly in a large bowl.  Add the coconut sugar, canola oil, milk, and pumpkin, and whisk thoroughly to combine.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and flour, and stir just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan and bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will vary based on substitutions made and different brands that are used.  I don’t claim that this bread is healthy — it’s healthier than the classics because it contains whole wheat flour and less oil and sugar.

Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  This bread is also freezer friendly!

 

 

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 slices, Serving Size: 1/10th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 275
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 154mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 5g

Healthier One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a healthier take on pumpkin bread that's made in one bowl!  @FlavortheMoment