Sugar-Free Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Bread

You heard me right.

So if you’re like most people and can’t get enough of the fall flavors, pumpkin bread is pretty much a necessity to get through the autumn months. For those of you who follow my blog you know I’m doing sugar free October. Full disclosure this recipe does have about 1/4 cup of honey in it, so its not 100% sugar free, but it does have no refined sugar, and unlike other sweeteners honey actually contains some nutrients. So its not quite perfect in that sense but if you’re looking for a healthier (and delicious) alternative to a staple fall treat, this one’s for you. Feel free to play with the ingredient amounts, especially for the chocolate drizzle and substitute gluten free flour if need be.

Here’s watcha need:

For the bread:

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs or you can use egg whites
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • optional walnuts

For the Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey (to taste)
Here’s watcha do:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a loaf pan – I’m a fan of coconut oil spray.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together all the wet ingredients, stirring in the pumpkin last.
  3. In a separate medium size bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients and then pour into loaf pan. 
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Check that its done with a toothpick. Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for a few minutes, then move it to a cooling rack. 
  6. While the bread is cooling out of the oven prepare the chocolate drizzle. 
  7. Once the bread is cooled drizzle the chocolate over the top, bonus points if you make a pretty pattern, slice and enjoy!

 

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