Interesting story behind this bread. So I’ve got this giant zucchini from my parent’s garden and I decide to make chocolate chip zucchini bread with it. So I find a healthy good lookin’ recipe, print it off, mix all the ingredients together, and I’m about to put it in the oven and I realize there’s NO ZUCCHINI in it!! LOL I printed off the wrong recipe. Turns out I made choc chip pumpkin bread! But it was fantastic and this is the recipe! Got it from www.cookieandkate.com.
- ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
- ½ cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- ¼ cup milk of choice or water
- 1½ teaspoons pumpkin spice blend (or ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon allspice or cloves)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
- Totally optional: ½ cup mix-ins like chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, raisins, chopped dried fruit (I used 3/4 cup chocolate chips ’cause I like chocolate lol)
- Pinch of ground cinnamon, for sprinkling on top
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together together with a whisk. Add the eggs and whisk until blended. (If your coconut oil solidifies on contact with cold ingredients, simply let the bowl rest in a warm place for a few minutes, like on top of your stove, or warm it for about 10 seconds in the microwave.)
- Add the pumpkin purée, milk, pumpkin spice, baking soda, vanilla and salt, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. Some lumps are ok! If you’re adding any additional mix-ins, gently fold them in now.
- Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. If you’d like a pretty swirled effect, run the tip of a knife across the batter in a zig-zag pattern.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (typically, if I haven’t added any mix-ins, my bread is done at 55 minutes; if I have added mix-ins, it needs closer to 60 minutes). Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
This is what mine looked like when it was half-eaten! Remember, I added chocolate chips!
And a video if you like videos!