Healthy Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

Who says you can only eat pumpkin flavoured foods in the fall?! It’s February and I am still enjoying the great minerals and antioxidants from pumpkin in the form of baked goods.

This pumpkin bread is delicious and moist, while beneficial for your health. The recipe uses greek yogurt and a dash of olive oil instead of butter, as well as bananas with a touch of maple syrup to replace sugar. There is no added sugar or white refined flour!

The recipe is easy to follow:

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • around 3/4 cups chopped dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F
  2. Mash bananas, and combine in a bowl with the wet ingredients
  3. Add combined flour and spices
  4. Mix in roughly chopped dark chocolate pieces (any type of chocolate will work fine)
  5. Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until firm
  7. Cool completely on a cooling rack

And that’s it! Super easy, delicious, and will make your whole house smell amazing! Be sure to try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

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