Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chunks

Super moist & healthy chocolate chip pumpkin bread that tastes like anything but healthy! Made with hearty oat flour, unrefined coconut sugar, and real pureed pumpkin. This amazing bread is so decadent, delicious, and easy to make!

A hand picking up a top piece from a stack of healthy pumpkin bread slices studded with chocolate chunks.

Tis’ the season for pumpkin bread! 🎃

Enjoy a classic fall recipe in a healthy and delicious way. I’m obsessed with this recipe, it’s pure pumpkin flavor, and the super soft & moist texture that is completely irresistible.

This loaf is made with hearty oat flour, is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, and made with dairy-free ingredients. You’ll need one bowl, 9 pantry ingredients, and one hour to bake!

If you are a fan of all things pumpkin and spice, you will love this delicious and wholesome bread!

Ingredients You Need

  • oat flour: this is ground up oats that keep the loaf hearty and is a fantastic option for a healthy flour substitute!
  • coconut sugar: a great naturally sweetener that works just like brown sugar.
  • eggs: make sure they are room temperature.
  • pumpkin puree: don’t use pumpkin pie puree! Just pumpkin. 😉
  • almond milk: use unsweetened plain almond milk for a dairy-free option.
  • chocolate chips/chunks: use dark chocolate for dairy-free or semi-sweet!
  • butter: I use vegan butter to keep things dairy free. Regular unsalted butter works too!
  • vanilla extract: for flavor!
  • pumpkin pie spice: the best spice when making anything pumpkin!

How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bread – Step by Step

  • Add all of wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl: pumpkin puree, eggs, almond milk, melted butter or oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Use whisk to lightly mix together.
  • Then add dry ingredients to wet: coconut sugar, salt, baking soda, and oat flour. Mix – but don’t over mix.
  • Fold chocolate chunks/chips into batter.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper then lightly grease. Pour batter into pan and top with extra chocolate chunks. Bake at 350F for 60-65 minutes.

A loaf pan lines with parchment paper with pumpkin bread batter in it with chocolate chunks over top.

Extra Important Baking Tips

  • Always use room temperature ingredients when baking: why? because they will start to react to one another. A cold egg will solidify the melted butter or your warm melted butter could start to cook your egg (gross, right?!). Make sure warm ingredients have cooled and cool ingredients have set to room temperature before combining!
  • Oat flour tips: I use oat flour (ground up oats) because it’s rich in nutrients & antioxidants and responds well in baking recipes. You can either purchase it or make it yourself by grinding whole oats or quick oats in a blender until a very fine “flour” consistency.
  • Sweeteners: I recommend coconut sugar because it’s a naturally sweetener. You can also swap for brown sugar too.
  • Butters/oils to use: I used vegan butter in this recipe to keep things dairy-free and because it responds just like regular butter. You can also replace with unsalted regular butter or coconut oil.
  • Add extra toppings to your bread like walnuts, pecans, or cranberries.
  • Don’t over-mix batter: this is a rule of thumb when baking. Fold ingredients until just combined – over-mixing can result in a tough bread.

How to Store & Freeze

How to store: by placing bread in a ziplock bag or airtight container and refrigerating for up to 5 days. Then reheat pieces in microwave for 15 seconds to serve warm.

How to freeze: Either wrap bread tightly in plastic wrap, place in freezer-friendly ziplock bags, or in an airtight container. Freeze for 2-3 months.

Embrace the fall baking season and all things pumpkin with this amazing & easy pumpkin bread. Enjoy as a dessert with coffee or as a decadent addition to brunch!

Slices of healthy pumpkin bread arranged on brown parchment paper.

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A hand picking up a top piece from a stack of healthy pumpkin bread slices studded with chocolate chunks.

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

Super moist & healthy chocolate chip pumpkin bread that tastes like anything but healthy! Made with hearty oat flour, unrefined coconut sugar, and real pureed pumpkin. This amazing bread is so decadent, delicious, and easy to make! 

Servings 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tags: chocolate chip pumpkin bread, Healthy pumpkin bread, how to make healthy pumpkin bread
Freezer Friendly: Yes
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. First, lightly whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla, almond milk, and melted butter. 

  2. Then stir in oat flour, coconut sugar, salt, and baking soda. Don’t over-mix batter. Fold in chocolate chips – reserve about 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate for later. 

  3. Line a 9×4 – 1.5 lb loaf pan with parchment paper, then spray with oil or use a paper towel to lightly grease pan with paper. Pour batter into pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chunks. 

  4. Bake bread for 60-65 minutes – My bread was done at about 63 minutes. Use a fork or toothpick to test bread. 

  5. Let cool for 10 minutes before lifting bread from pan by parchment paper edges. Cut into 9 bread slices and enjoy! See notes for storing tips. 

Notes

  • Always use room temperature ingredients when baking: why? because they will start to react to one another. A cold egg will solidify the melted butter or your warm melted butter could start to cook your egg (gross, right?!). Make sure warm ingredients have cooled and cool ingredients have set to room temperature before combining!
  • Oat flour tips: I use oat flour (ground up oats) because it’s rich in nutrients & antioxidants and responds well in baking recipes. You can either purchase it or make it yourself by grinding whole oats or quick oats in a blender until a very fine “flour” consistency.
  • Add extra toppings to your bread like walnuts, pecans, or cranberries.

 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 119
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.2g20%
Cholesterol 41.4mg14%
Sodium 411mg17%
Carbohydrates 44.4g15%
Sugar 27.5g31%
Protein 6.2g12%
Vitamin A 1450IU29%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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