This recipe is a more wholesome version of pumpkin bread, but is still thick, moist, and delicious. The chocolate and pecans add a wonderful flavor!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Combine all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a medium bowl.
Mix pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract together using an electric mixer in a large bowl until well blended. Add pecans and chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Per Serving: 187 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 34.8g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 231.8mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.