October 28, 2016

HEALTHY PUMPKIN ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD - YUM!

Looking for something to do with all that pumpkin you've just scrapped out of your lantern? Delicious and amazingly moist, you are going to love this low fat healthy pumpkin bread with zucchini and chocolate chips, plus it's a great way to get some veggies into your little ones without them even realising their eating them!

One of my kids - Miss 11 will eat absolutely anything, but then there's little Jamie who's 7 who is completely the opposite, don't get me wrong, i've seen much worse eaters but when I get the chance to sneak some extra veggies into his diet I grab it! Thats exactly what this recipe does, try it for yourself, i'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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HEALTHY PUMPKIN ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 50 mins

Total time: 1 hour

Yeild: 12 slices

 

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INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

pinch of cloves

pinch of ginger

3/4 cup canned pumpkin 0r 1 -2 cups cooked and mashed pumpkin, cooled

1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess moisture

1/3 cup honey (you can also use maple syrup if you prefer)

1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 - In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

3 - In a separate large bowl combine pumpkin, zucchini, honey, oil, egg, and vanilla until well combined and smooth. Whisk in almond milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips, reserving a few for sprinkling on top. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then remove bread from pan and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

 

NOTES:

You can also bake these into muffins, but may need to adjust baking time. I would check them at 20 minutes.

You can use different types of chocolate chips to make this bread your own. Add in a handfull of toasted pecans or walnuts for healthy fats.

You can add 1/2 cup of coconut to this bread to make it extra special.

 

{Source: Ambitious Kitchen}

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