Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

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Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread loaded with gooey chocolate chips! This is the best pumpkin bread recipe you’ll ever have, it’s moist and absolutely delicious. Loaded with warm fall spices, naturally sweetened with bananas and maple syrup this pumpkin bread is  the perfect fall recipe!

Pumpkin recipes in the fall are a must have, some of our favorite ways to start off the day with “fall flavors” include my Pumpkin Waffles with Vanilla Pecan Syrup, my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola and my Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes!

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Banana Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Well, I already starting whipping out the fall recipes. So brace yourself, we are about to go headfirst into all things fall flavors and comfort food. Are you ready? Excited? 

When it comes to fall flavors I go back and forth between Pumpkin and Apple. But if I’m honest with myself I’d rather have a slice of pumpkin pie then apple pie any day. Pumpkin is where my heart belongs, so that’s what we are focusing on today.

healthy banana pumpkin bread with chocolate chips in a loaf pan

How to make Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread?

The key to making anything healthy is swapping out “unhealthy” ingredients with healthy. For instance, instead of butter I use coconut oil. Instead of all purpose flour I use whole wheat flour and lastly instead of sugar I use natural sweeteners like bananas and maple syrup.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  4. To a medium bowl, add mashed bananas, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Whisk together until the wet ingredients are smooth.
  5. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spatula stir all the ingredients together. Then fold chocolate chips in with banana pumpkin bread batter.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out to make sure the batter is even.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Until it passes the toothpick test and comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before devouring!

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How to make Pumpkin Bread moist?

I’ve found the best way to make baked goods moist is to use more wet ingredients in the batter. For example, using apple sauce, mashed bananas, maple syrup or honey to sweeten instead of granulated sugar will make a world of difference in the moistness of your pumpkin bread! Plus, the pumpkin puree will add to the moistness. (wink wink)

How long does Pumpkin Bread last?

Store Bread an air tight container or storage bag. If stored at room temperature the pumpkin bread will last from 2-3 days. If stored in the refrigerator it will last up to 1 week. (please keep in mind that these are if the bread is stored properly and covered, not exposed to air)

Can you freeze Pumpkin Bread?

Yes. Absolutely! Once the Pumpkin Bread is cooled, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or tin foil and place in a freezer safe storage bag. The pumpkin bread will last up to 6 months. To thaw out, just remove bread from freezer and place on counter. Let thaw at room temperature for 24 hours and serve.

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You’re absolutely going to love this Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread! Every bite is sweet, filled with warm fall spices, pumpkin flavor and gooey chocolate chips! It’s the stuff fall dreams are made of! I guarantee it will be your new go to pumpkin bread recipe! 

Bon Appetit friends!

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sliced healthy banana pumpkin bread with chocolate chips stacked on top of each other

Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices) 1x
  • Category: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Kid Friendly, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Halloween
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread loaded with gooey chocolate chips. This bread is moist, naturally sweetened and absolutely delicious. The perfect fall recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  4. To a medium bowl, add mashed bananas, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Whisk together until the wet ingredients are smooth.
  5. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spatula stir all the ingredients together. Then fold chocolate chips in with banana pumpkin bread batter.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out to make sure the batter is even.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Until it passes the toothpick test and comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before devouring!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 113 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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