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Healthy Pumpkin Bread


Ingredients

cooking spray

cooking spray

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

½ cup wheat germ

½ cup wheat germ

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¾ cup applesauce

¾ cup applesauce

¾ (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

¾ (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

½ cup white sugar

½ cup white sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine flour, wheat germ, chocolate chips, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger in a large bowl.

Combine flour, wheat germ, chocolate chips, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger in a large bowl.

Mix applesauce, pumpkin, and sugar together in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

Mix applesauce, pumpkin, and sugar together in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Cook’s Note:

You can use white flour instead of whole wheat, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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