Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!!

Holla at good does that look?!  And it's good for you!  (okay, with the exception of the sugar).  The Candid RD talks about some of the benefits of pumpkin here.  Check it out.  And since it had chocolate chips in it, my kids ate it. Yes, I'm talking past tense, b/c that bread is history.  Except for the one mini-loaf in the freezer.  shhhh!  Don't tell anyone.  The entire family has been boycotting my food this week.  Just because I made TOFU one night.  Geezz.  You'd think I was trying to feed them arsenic or something. 

Anyway, the original bread recipe can be found here.  I, of course, made a few changes.  (my changes are in italics)

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  *I used half whole wheat

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree

1 cup packed brown sugar  * I used about 1/2 cup since I was adding chocolate chips

1/2 cup buttermilk  * Skim milk with tsp of vinegar - let sit for a few minutes

1 egg  * 1 T. milled flax seed with 3 T. warm water in place of egg

2 tablespoons butter, softened  * I used applesauce instead

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips { very well rounded 1/2 cup ;) }


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Sift or dump the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl. Mix in the pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg substitute and butter applesauce until well blended. Pour into a 9x5 inch loaf pan and smooth the top.  Or make mini loaves!

3.Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  I think I cooked mine for about 30 minutes since I used the mini loaf pan.
This was good bread. It was pretty dense with the use of whole wheat and no egg, I'm never sure how the consistency and texture is going to be when I make so many substitutions!  I'll be so glad when my little man outgrows his egg allergy so I can bake with them again. 

My Thursday link-ups....
The Diaper Diaries, In the Kitchen Thursday with 3 Four and UnderBelly CharmsCreations by Kara

And don't forget all our Veterans!  We owe them so much!
God Bless Our Veteran' Daddy being one of them <3


  1. YUMMY! I love pumpkin bread! Add chocolate and sweet perfection!

    We miss you on Share a Spoon! *ahem*


  2. i like that mini loaf pan. neato. i didn't get home from work lastnight until after 7, and thanks to my wonderful sister i didn't have to fix anything to eat b/c i had your leftover soup. which i will probably finish for lunch today. i thought it was delicious :)

  3. That looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. That looks really delicious and where oh where did you find that neat pan?

  5. Ha! I had to laugh about the tofu incident - one time (many, many years ago) I made an atkins cheesecake (you know, no crust) and my kids STILL talk about it. It made them very suspicious of desserts for a very long time.



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