Chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe for a slightly-addictive loaf of heavenly fall bliss #Recipes#baking#fall#pumpkins October 22 2014 | Guest post by Kelsey By: Mike McCune – CC BY 2.0 It's Fall where I live, and I have three bags of frozen, homemade, pumpkin puree in my freezer. Obviously it was time to use it. I started digging through my recipe box and came upon this gem. Pumpkin AND chocolate? Count me in… Ingredients: 1.5 cups all purpose flour (white or wheat) ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cloves ¾ tsp baking powder ¼ cup brown sugar ¾ cup white sugar ½ cup egg whites ¼ cup apple sauce (mounded up, not leveled) 3 oz? (1 individual cup) of vanilla greek yogurt (I used Chobani coconut flavored, because they were out of vanilla and it was delicious) 8 oz pumpkin puree ½ tsp vanilla ½ cup allergy-free mini chocolate chips (in the gluten free aisle, gluten, dairy, soy free etc.) 9×5 loaf pan Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, mix the white and brown sugar together. Then add yogurt, egg whites, pumpkin puree, apple sauce and vanilla. Mix dry and wet ingredients together. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for 50 mins in a 9×5 loaf pan. Makes one delicious loaf. And I do mean a very delicious, moist, slightly-addictive loaf of heavenly fall bliss. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Kelsey Graduate student PREVIOUS Help I'm cracked-out on chapstick: How to ditch your lip balm habit in 5 steps NEXT Adorable dog beds that'll steal your heart and your attention Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] I LOVE pumpkin bread. I pretty much always cut back on the oil and add extra pumpkin and still get a super-moist and delicious loaf. Sometimes I add cranberries, too, both dried and fresh. I think I will have to try actually following this recipe. I've replaced vegetable oil with greek yogurt before with success, so this looks wonderful! Reply Cranberries sound super yummy! Especially if you used dark chocolate. Maybe some nuts as well? I need to make some more and play around with the ingredients! But now my mouth is watering! Reply Ok, I have only ever done cranberries OR chocolate, but it never crossed my mind to do BOTH. Reply Haha! I'm the sort of person whose always trying to incorporate more chocolate into my life 😛 Reply My favorite variation on this is walnuts, dark chocolate, and cranberries – and I can vouch that it is DIVINE. Reply Well, I know what I'm making tonight! Reply Do you think this can be done as muffins? Suggestions for baking time/temp adjustment? Reply This could totally be an awesome muffin recipe! I haven't tried it before, but I think cutting the temp. back to 375-400, and cooking for 16-25 mins might be a good starting point. A tooth pick should be able to come relatively clean (despite some melty chocolate you might poke), so keeping on eye on them after the 16 min mark should give you an idea of when they'll be done. I'm going to have to attempt making them as muffins next time! Reply I'd like to add a small note here: I used allergy free chocolate chips because that's just what I had on hand. No matter what you use, I recommend using mini, and sprinkle a little extra on top for those of you who love chocolate (me!). Reply sounds so yummy, plus it only uses egg whites (that I often have left over)!! I really want to try it! but I have a question: how do I substitute apple sauce? we don't have that here. More yogurt? a grated and cooked apple? Also how do you cook your pumpkin to puree it – baked or boiled? Thanks! Reply Apple sauce is just replacing the oil in this recipe, so you can use anything you'd replace your normal oil to substitute the applesauce such as coconut oil, canola oil, fruit puree, more yogurt, ect. And we bake the pumpkin to puree it 🙂 Reply Yay! thank you for replying so quickly! I'll probably try it this weekend 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.