Pumpkin Bread Recipe With Chocolate Chips {Healthy!}

Light Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Cooking Light's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Nothing says autumn has arrived like pumpkin bread baking in the oven. And nothing makes my mouth water more than the smell of  melting chocolate. I'm sure you'll agree, this deliciously seasonal dessert recipe by Cooking Light is to die for!

This is a make-ahead recipe and freezable, so I put one one loaf away for Thanksgiving morning.
Old Points: 3 points per serving
Points+: 4 points per serving

Makes 2 loaves
Yield: 32 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 152 ♥ Fat: 5g ♥ Protein: 2g ♥ Carb: 26.5g ♥ Fiber: 1.1g ♥ Chol: 0 mg ♥ Iron 1 mg ♥ Sodium: 137 mg ♥ Calc: 10 mg

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla pudding (pudding not the powder mix)
  • 4 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray
1) Heat oven to 350°.
2) Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. (Note: The pudding mix called for 2 cups of 2% milk, but I substituted skim milk. I also added 3/4 cup of pudding to the mixture instead of 1/2.)
3) Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level with a knife.
4) Combine the flour with the next three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir well with a whisk.
5) Add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir until moist.
6) Stir in chocolate chips.
7) Spoon batter into 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray.
8) Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9) Cool 10 minutes in pans on a wire rack.
10) Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
11) Enjoy!

Novice Notes: One of my loaves is made with a baking stone loaf pan. A stone loaf pan will make a difference  in the crust, as unglazed stoneware will let some moisture escape during baking.

For those of you who have difficulty separating egg whites, an egg  separator is a must. You can find them on amazon in a variety of shapes. sizes, and colors.