Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Hello dear readers! :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK!!! I hope you are all stuffed to the max with lots of homecooked delicious food & spending quality time with loved ones! <3 

As soon I came home, my mom spoiled me with a Chinese-American fusion Thanksgiving meal, which just means Cantonese Chinese food and a big oven-roasted turkey. Haha~ I got so excited I forgot to take pictures. Whoops! :P

My contribution to our Thanksgiving meal was Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. To give this dessert a healthy twist, I used no sugar added applesauce instead of oil! But...then, I added a butt ton of chocolate chips. What can I say? I'm a chocolate addict! Anything chocolate tastes good with, you bet I'll be adding it into the recipe! In my opinion, this recipe tastes just like or even better than regular pumpkin bread. Nom nom nom~!

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
4 eggs
8 oz applesauce, no sugar added
2/3 water

2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9 x 5 pans. 
  2. Mix WET ingredients in one very large bowl. Mix DRY ingredients in a separate large bowl.
  3. Add DRY ingredients into the WET ingredients bowl. Pour into greased pans.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. 
*Storing tip: Cover with foil to keep your bread moist! 

Serve warm & enjoy with a glass of milk! 

Makes 24 servings.

Pumpkin + chocolate? It's a win-win fall flavor combination!
Do not forget to keep the bread covered with foil if you want delicious, moist pumpkin bread! Another warning is that this bread is super addictive. I polished off half a loaf already... #noshame :P

Top 3 Things I Accomplished This Thanksgiving Break
  1. Watched Big Hero 6 (SUCH A GREAT MOVIE!!!)
  2. Attended the SF Auto Show (WHAT AMAZING CARS!)
  3. Spent quality time with family & food ;) (*rubs food baby*)
To end off my post, I'll leave you all with two questions...
  • What are your positive accomplishments for this break? 
  • With all the hype on pumpkin, how do you like to eat this favorite seasonal flavor?
Stay tuned for my next blog post guys! <3 :)

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 239.6 Total Fat 7.1 g Saturated Fat 4.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g Cholesterol 31.0 mg Sodium 165.5 mg Potassium 19.1 mg Total Carbohydrate 44.3 g Dietary Fiber 4.0 g Sugars 27.6 g Protein 3.7 g 
Calorie counter used: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp
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