pumpkin chocolate chip bread

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 1h 15m

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (198 g) white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup (55 g) oil, vegetable or canola
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) water
  • 3/4 cup (130 g) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the following: flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, & salt.
  3. In a separate bowl: Using a whisk or a hand mixer, combine the pumpkin puree, oil, applesauce, eggs, vanilla, & water.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, gently stirring to combine.
  5. Add the chocolate chips. Avoid over mixing.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan. (Optional): Place several chocolate chips on top of the batter for aesthetics.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Halfway through baking, you may want to lightly cover with foil to avoid the top from over-browning. Begin checking at 50 minutes for doneness. Toothpick will come out mostly clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15-20 minutes. Remove & allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing & enjoying!

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