You won’t believe how healthy and delicious this vegan Spelt Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is! Naturally nut free and easily made gluten free!
Are you a food gawker?
I’m a food gawker. True fact. I can’t help it and, frankly, don’t hide it. And I admire other people’s food like some admire art. In fact, I could spend hours thumbing through cookbooks or scrolling through Instagram food feeds, finding inspiration from other people’s creations.
As teacher, I get to gawk at a lot of little lunches. People truly get creative with what they send in their children’s lunch boxes, whether they know it of not. Sticky rice molded in the shapes of different animals. Sandwiches cut and decorated to reflect a season or upcoming holiday.
The lengths and creative juices parents will go to get their kiddos excited about eating healthy food is often more inspirational than the pages of Bon Appétit magazine.
Pumpkin chocolate chip bread idea
Recently, a student of mine had a lovely looking slice of pumpkin bread with chocolate chips in her lunch spread. I mentioned how delicious it looked and she smiles at me, with a chocolatey grin, and said that is was her nana’s special bread. Special bread?
Luckily, Nana was picking up from school that day and I could inquire. Turns out, it wasn’t so much “special” as it was wildly healthy and packed full of whole foods. Right up my aisle. Nana was kind enough to jot down the recipe for me and now I share it with you.
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Spelt Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- 1 1/2 c spelt flour (sub gluten free flour of choice for gluten free option)
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t nutmeg
- 1/2 t ground cinnamon (heaping)
- 1/2 t allspice
- 1/4 t ground cloves
- 1 t ground flax seed
- 3 t warm water
- 1 c pumpkin puree
- 1/2 c applesauce
- 1 banana mashed
- 3 t maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Whisk together the ground flax seed and warm water in a small bowl or mug. Let stand for at least 2 minutes.
- In a medium, combine remaining dry ingredients.
- In another medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, including the flax seed/water mixture.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients . Mix until smooth and without lumps.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
Can you use regular flour in this recipe?
Pumpkin chocolate chip bread is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes!
Could these be made into muffins?
I haven’t tired but I bet it would work! I would say cook at the same temperature for 20ish minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Little bit on a TNN baking craze… : ) all thumbs and big toes up for this flavorful, very non-dry (can’t even type the m word..) breakfast treat. Used 60% chocolate chips and whole wheat flour. Gotta check for spelt next time I’m grocery shopping.
Yum! I always love when you make a recipe, Eva! You inspire me to revisit old favorites. Thanks for always taking the time to leave a review.