A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I had a massive can of pumpkin puree, an hour of free time, and a craving for a warm, squash-y baked treat.
Yes – I know it’s the middle of summer and August is on the horizon, but it’s never too late (or early?) for some pumpkin quick bread! Especially when chocolate chips are involved.
Yum! This recipe uses spelt flour, but you can easily substitute any of your favourite flours (AP, whole wheat, or a combination). I loved the addition of oats in here, and find it amazing that this recipe goes easy on the oil.
It’s worth buying some super high-quality chocolate chips for this one – you won’t regret it!
Also, I put mine in the freezer and they are as good as fresh after you microwave ’em.
Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- 1 1/3 cups flour (I used spelt)
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- scant 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large, separate bowl, beat together the eggs, honey, and oil on medium speed until combined. Add the milk and pumpkin and beat again until evenly combined. Add the dry ingredients, then gently stir them in by hand, just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth the top, then sprinkle with oats and chocolate chips. Bake the loaf for 45 to 50 minutes. Place the pan on a cooling rack, then let the bread cool in the pan. Gently turn the loaf out onto the rack to cool completely.
- Store leftover pumpkin bread in an airtight container lined with paper towels for up to 4 days at room temperature or 7 days in the refrigerator. It can be frozen, wrapped tightly and placed in a ziptop bag, for up to 3 months.
Also, check out how cute and funny my mom is…
I love making shopping lists.
This meal was nice – roasted broccoli, baked salmon, couscous.
At aerials I learned how to do a meat hook!
And that’s it for today. Only 10 days until I am back home in BC!