RO commented in a baking post about how her “me time” typically involves baking. I realized how right she was and how cathartic baking is for me. My Sister In Law, Terri has been a total God send through this whole process. I know she loves Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread so I thought I’d make her some. Truth be told – OFF THE CHAIN, Delish. I was still in a downward spiral and may or may not have eaten half a loaf in 3 hours…
Thangs in my bread:
1 cup whole wheat flour
2.5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups truvia sugar blend
1 bag of good quality chocolate chips (it’s about 1.5 cups)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup milk
2 cups of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce
*** You can play with this. You could use water instead of milk if you wanted, all oil or all butter, real sugar vs. a baking blend, etc. etc. I just opted for a sugar free version. My dad is diabetic so I’m also tinkering with some fun Holiday stuff he can enjoy, too.
This will make either 2 9×5 pans or 3 8×4 pans. It is 4PP/slice if you make 3 8x4pans with 10 slices per loaf according to my recipe here.
Wisk all of your dry ingredients together in a Mixing Bowl (except for the chocolate chips) and then mix all of your wet ingredients together in your Mixer. Then, mix your dry bowl of ingredients into your mixer full of wet ingredients until well incorporated. Grease your pans and then pour away!
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 55-60 minutes. You know they’re done when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
** Full disclosure: I may or may not have added butter to this delicious, warm, chocolately bread during the time that I may or may not have eaten half of the loaf.
Mmm that looks soo good!!
Ohhhhhhhh my!!!! Looks SO good.. and yes indeed, baking time = me time! 🙂 May have some me time really soon.. nomnomnom..
Haha – yeah, I never really thought about it until you said that. I definitely bake more when I’m stressed. Funny how we create coping mechanisms without realizing it.
that looks awesome–thanks for sharing!
Yes we do! We all have our different styles of handling stress, I just wished mine would be the need to exercise hahahaha! 😀
Yeah, but you dance. That counts!
Hmm yeah… only two times a week though. Having to cope with things sometimes happens more times a week, haha 😉
How are you holding on?
This week has been significantly better. I have my post op appointment with my doctor tomorrow and hopefully that’ll bring all good news! I finally feel like my body is getting rid of the excess hormones and I’m feeling more like myself. Havent cried in a few days and overall – feel pretty good. I really appreciate you asking. Thank you. ❤
Good to hear that! I hope tomorrow will go well 🙂
OMG This sounds so good! It went right into my recipe book. Looking forward to trying it sometime over the holiday season!
It was AWESOME!!!!!! Not a crumb was left when I was done with it. Love you D!!!
Thanks! Let me know what you think!
Yay! So glad you liked it! 🙂 Love you!