Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

**A necessary re-post from the archives...time to make the pumpkin loaf!**
Every fall I get an uncontrollable urge to bake with canned pumpkin.  This urge is similar to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving and Diet Coke with french fries.

I feel one cannot exist without the other. 

Yesterday, armed with canned pumpkin, I baked my favorite pumpkin loaf.  I also have neglected to purchase Eggo's all week.  Pumpkin loaf makes a killer quick breakfast when Eggo's are not available.

Waste no time baking this because it is delicious and fairly healthy.  And tomorrow morning you could be sitting down to toasted chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, moist with melted butter and dusted with powdered sugar.

You will have died and gone to pumpkin loaf heaven.

This recipe makes two loaves (I'm all about sharing) or one loaf and twelve muffins.  I freeze the muffins for later consumption.

3 cups sugar
1 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
dash salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (mini or regular)

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour loaf pans/muffin tins.

Mix sugar, applesauce and eggs.  Add pumpkin.

Slowly blend dry ingredients.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake loaf 35-45 minutes, until center is done.  Muffins bake approximately 15-20 minutes.



  1. I read down the recipe with the prompt of "do not make this, do not make this" being repeated in my head… and with every ingredient a small voice chimed in, reminding me I just so happen have all of the ingredients on hand, to, indeed, make this… and I will! Thanks!

  2. I made Sweet Potato bread this week. It's very similar to this just made with boiled, mashed sweet potatoes. Which by the way are super cheap this time of year =)

    Ms. T

  3. Can you post what size canned pumpkin you use?

  4. Yum!!!!!!! Need some fall flavors in my mouth.

  5. Yum!!!!!!! Need some fall flavors in my mouth.

  6. Definitely going to be trying this out soon! I LOVE this season because it means that pumpkin is in the air. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin decorating.... etc. etc. So yummy. Can't wait to try this out

    1. So glad Stella...let me know what you think! We love it!!!


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