What I’m Making: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I was in the mood for a little fall baking.  I’ve been trying to feed the kiddos more fruits and veggies and fewer treats.  This recipe does have sugar but I’m calling it a compromise as it has applesauce for the oil and pumpkin in it.

The recipe is super easy.  In no time at all I had it mixed up and ready to bake in the oven.  It is designed to make two regular sized loaves.  I’ve learned that I like to make smaller loaves as I can give some away.  So rather than making two large loaves I made two small loaves and one large loaf.


As I said at the beginning of the post, this recipe gives the option of using oil or using applesauce.  I knew Kalissa would be eating some.  I happen to be on the phone with her as I started making this.  I said to her, “oil or applesauce”.  She picked applesauce.

I was a little disappointed.  Often when I substitute applesauce, I don’t like the taste…I tried it and…We liked it!!  Here’s Carver giving it a taste.  Every single childcare kiddo liked it and I did too.

We ate one small loaf the first day and the next day they ate the big loaf.  The bread was still moist and good the next day so I was happy about that.  I will for sure always make this with applesauce.

Poor Rosie wanted a try but Kalissa thought it was too good to share.


You can find the recipe HERE.

Give it at try and let me know what you think.  I might use a few less chocolate chips when I make this again…but maybe not.  I love chocolate!!

If you try it, let me know…I’d love to hear what you think.

13 thoughts on “What I’m Making: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread”

  1. Sounds so healthy using the applesauce. I have made so much applesauce this past week, that would be a good way to use it. So fun you have such good testers!!

    1. Judith Fairchild

      I agree it sounds good but chocolate and pumpkin I would have to taste it somewhere else 1st. I like pumpkin bread a while lot better than the pie and I do like the pie

  2. Thanks Jo!
    I am the only person in my whole family who likes pumpkin, but this sounds amazing! I am going to make it using the smaller size pans, and I will try freezing it… will let you know how that works out. I am thinking that it should do fine, but I will let you know, either way…
    Thanks again!

  3. I love pumpkin bread, but I really love pumpkin bread with chocolate! The two go so well together. It just screams fall for me. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. We like pumpkin bread with raisins or craisins! I will have to try chocolate chips. I also use applesauce for at least have of the oil in quick breads like zucchini bread or green tomato bread.

  5. I have made many yellow cakes from a mix using applesauce instead of oil. They are perfectly good. I have a recipe for flour and sugar less oatmeal cookies I’ll send you.

  6. this a recipe i received from a co-worker over 20 years ago and the pumpkin with chocolate was a reaction from many until that first taste and everyone was convinced. the next holiday season several asked if it was going to be making a return..

  7. Here is a flourless and sugar less recipe for you.
    Banana Oatmeal cookies
    1 cup oats
    3 mashed bananas
    1/4 cup peanut butter, preferably smooth
    Mix banana with peanut butter, stir in oats
    Add 2 to 3 T raisins
    2 T nuts if preferred
    optional chocolate chips

    Mix. This makes 6 very large breakfast cookies or 12 smaller ones.
    drop onto greased cookie sheet.
    Bake 20 min at 350 degrees, for smaller cookies bake 18 min.

  8. I made this today, only I decided to half the recipe and make muffins instead. I opted to use half applesauce and half oil. The pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are delicious. The kids and hubby ate them for breakast and hopefully I won’t eat too many!

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