Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Chips

A classic bread with pumpkin and spices and chocolate chips

We aren’t even half way through September and I’m already making things with pumpkin.  But in my defense I have to tell you that I HATED pumpkin growing up ~ or at least I thought I did.  I never really tried it.  So I don’t know how I can say I hated something when I was too afraid to even swallow it.

But pumpkin, much to my surprise, doesn’t TASTE the way it SMELLS if that makes any sense.  It’s a very mild, nice, lovely flavor.  It’s not overpowering like I always imagined it would be.

Our bread recipe today is made with both unbleached white whole wheat flour and whole wheat flour.  It adds a nice depth so the bread isn’t as light as you might expect.   It is heavy and filling and very satisfying.

There are 2 unexpected ingredients that make this bread so good.  The first is orange juice and the second is Greek yogurt.  Both give this bread moisture and flavor so do not expect a dry bread at all.  It is beyond moist and delicious!

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Unbleached White Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Organic Large Eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cups Organic Pumpkin (or just use the whole can)
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Orange Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Whole Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Mini (or reg) Chocolate Chips (dusted in flour)

Instructions

  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a large sized bowl
  2. Combine the wet ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) in a medium bowl – add the wet to the dry and whisk together. Fold in the chocolate chips (if desired)
  3. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or coat with oil using a paper towel – add the batter
  4. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes. Check after 55 min by inserting a knife directly in the middle. The bread is done when the knife comes out clean

Recipe Source:  HappilyUnprocessed.com
I used all organic ingredients when possible when making this recipe and hope you do too!  🙂

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