Lighter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

I love the fall, pumpkin, chocolate, bread, and foods that will not go straight to my hips but still taste like a million bucks… enter my Lighter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground saigon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups of apple sauce
  • 1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips

Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Next, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, apple sauce, and oil. The apple sauce is my secret weapon and what makes me pumpkin bread lighter than most recipes out there.  You don’t know the difference taste wise, but boy is there a big different between 1-1/2 cups of apples sauce and 1-1/2 cups of oil.

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Next, add all of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until all of the ingredients are combined.  You don’t want to over stir.

Lastly fold in the whole bag of chocolate chips!

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pour the batter into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans, dividing the batter evenly between the two pans.

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Bake at 350° for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Cool for 10 minutes before eating… or enjoy it hot like I did last night.  Sometimes there’s nothing better than a hot piece of bread!

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Now about 15 minutes after these puppies came out of the oven Neal asked him he could have a piece.  Next thing I know he comes out of the kitchen with his concoction…

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Hot pumpkin chocolate chip bread topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.  HOLY MAMA!  Why didn’t I think of that?  I had one taste and it was amazing!

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This bread was the perfect ending to just about the most amazing day I’ve had in a long time.  It was an amazing Saturday and I hope today will be just as great!  I’m off to run 6 miles in the rain with Becky and I couldn’t be happier!  I can’t wait to tell y’all more about my Saturday (and tryouts) tomorrow!

Comments

  1. says

    i’m glad you’re having such a great weekend! :) i haven’t been doing much baking since brad and i are trying to decrease our intake of grains, but this bread looks great – nice addition of the chocolate chips!

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