Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

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Fall is here, which means we’re finally allowed to indulge on delicious pumpkin goodies! And what better way to spend a rainy Sunday than baking up a fresh batch of pumpkin bread? This recipe makes a slightly healthier bread compared to traditional recipes, since it skips the butter and oil and uses whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. Recipe credit to rachelcooks.

ingredients

Ingredients (makes 2 loaves):
– one 15-oz can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
– 3 eggs, beaten
– 2 cups sugar (We used white sugar, but brown sugar would be just as good!)
– one 6-oz container honey Greek yogurt
– 3/4 cup water
– 2 tbsp vanilla extract
– 2 cups whole wheat flour
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp salt
– 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (which is just a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves)
– a few handfuls semisweet chocolate chips

mixed batter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two loaf pans. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, yogurt, water, and vanilla extract.

flour

2. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients. Add to the pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined. It’s important not to over-mix, or the bread will be too tough!

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3. Split the batter between the two pans. We only had one loaf pan, so we used a baking dish for the other loaf — made for a funny-shaped bread, but just as tasty! Bake for about 1 hour (and get ready for your house to smell AMAZING). A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean when the bread is ready.

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4. Let cool for 15 minutes in the pans, and then remove the loaves to finish cooling/serve. Pair with a warm cup of coffee or tea for a cozy fall snack! This bread is perfectly moist and decadent, you won’t even be able to tell that it’s “healthy!”

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