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.
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!!
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
I’ll have to try that!
I’m getting ready to make apple crisp – ’tis the season for fall baking…
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…
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!
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.
Green Tomato bread?? I think I need a recipe for that. Do you mind sharing Sherry?
I’d like the green tomato bread recipe also! jo, how long do you cook the small loaves? Thanks for the recipe!
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.
Instead of subbing completely, you might consider using half applesauce and half oil will produce a better flavor in future recipes. I find that’s a good compromise between healthy and tasty.
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..
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.
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!