You're going to love this healthy pumpkin chocolate chip banana bread for breakfast. This recipe is gluten-friendly and naturally sweetened.
Enjoy a slice of this bread made with nutritious pumpkin puree, mashed ripe banana, and greek yogurt that add vitamins and protein. Amp up the flavor with pure maple syrup, coconut sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Dark chocolate chips add a little extra sweetness and perfect this pumpkin banana bread.
Why You'll Love This Pumpkin Banana Loaf!
This pumpkin banana bread is easy to make and no mixer is required! One bowl recipes require little clean up and that means more time to enjoy your bake (aka eating it). Want to have your bread out of the oven and into your belly even sooner? My secret to quickly baking banana bread is dividing the batter into two loaf pans! Splitting your batter cuts the baking time almost in half!
This baking tip is also useful if your past banana breads and loaves are underbaked and a little gooey in the centers. This is a common issue when baking breads with lots of moisture from ripe bananas or other wet ingredients. If you're a novice baker, your oven is finicky or you simply want to eat your pumpkin loaf asap, I highly recommend dividing your batter into two separate loaves to make life easier.
Packed with Pumpkin Flavor and Warming Fall Spices
Pumpkin pie spice adds a warming, satisfying fall flavor to this moist pumpkin loaf. You could also add some cinnamon or ground ginger if you like! This delicious, healthier pumpkin bread recipe is a winner in our house and I hope it is in yours too!
How To Make Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:
To start making your pumpkin bread, whisk together the egg, greek yogurt, mashed banana and pumpkin puree in a large mixing bowl.
Next, stir in the coconut sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. (If you are substituting the coconut oil for another oil like olive, avocado, canola or vegetable, you may also mix in the oil at this step. Otherwise, add the melted coconut oil after the dry ingredients.)
Finally, mix in the dry ingredients including the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. The key to getting a moist, lighter bread is not over mixing. Add the chocolate chips and mix until there's no longer any little pockets of flour.
Grease a nonstick bread pan and pour in your batter. To cut down baking time, separate the batter into two tins. Before your banana bread is in the oven, top it with a few extra chocolate chips or a sprinkle of turbinado sugar if you like!
Refined Sugar-Free & Gluten-Friendly!
This delicious breakfast loaf can be made refined sugar-free by using natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup and coconut sugar. I've also made this recipe with brown sugar if that's your go-to. I love baking with pure maple syrup because it brings a rich taste to desserts. Amber maple syrup is my favorite as it's flavor is more delicate than dark maple syrup varieties. The coconut sugar has a deep caramel-like flavor and is not too sweet. Using these more natural sweeteners creates a perfectly sweet loaf that isn't over the top and is actually healthy enough to enjoy in the morning with your cup of coffee or tea.
Now if you're gluten-free, I recommend using a 1:1 gluten-free baking flour in this recipe for the best texture. However, fine oat flour that is gluten-free would also work! Oat flour tends to weigh down muffins and breads and the end results may not be as light and fluffy as all-purpose flour recipes, but I promise your healthy pumpkin chocolate chip banana bread will still taste just as lovely.
Everything You'll Need
- Pumpkin Puree
- Coconut Sugar
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Greek Yogurt
- Coconut Oil
- Vanilla Extract
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Chocolate Chips
Need to make a substitution?
No Pumpkin Pie Spice?
You can use a mixture of warming fall spices like ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and allspice.
No Greek Yogurt?
Sour cream is a great substitute for greek yogurt in muffin and bread recipes.
Sub for Coconut Oil?
Avocado oil, canola or vegetable oil make a good swap for coconut oil.
More Muffin and Bread Recipes:
- Cinnamon Oat Pear Muffins
- Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
- Healthier Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Moist Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
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