Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with a Pecan Topping

This is both a healthy and delicious loaf of pumpkin bread: perfect for fall! It is great alone, topped with peanut butter, or thrown into a yogurt bowl. The chocolate chips add a great burst of flavor and the pecan toppings add a nice crunch.

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Ingredients

  • 1 and 2/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • pumkin spice and cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pecans for topping

Instructions

  • Mix 2 tbsp of chia seeds with the 5 tbsp of water. Leave them sitting for 20 minutes, until all the water is absorbed by the chia seeds.
  • Then add in all the wet ingredients in, and mix until combined: chia mixture, maple syrup, honey, unsweetened applesauce.
  • Then add the wet ingredients in with 1 and 2/3 cup of all purpose flour.
  • Add the 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of baking powder.
  • Finally fold in 1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips.
  • Add the mixture into a lined 9*5 pan and the pecans on top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes and 350F.

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