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. Kate

    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. Sandra B

    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. Andrea Hickman

    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. Sherry Whalen

    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. Carol

    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. brendalynne1

    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. Carol

    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. McGill Ullrey

    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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