This Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread is a fall inspired treat that you won’t believe is healthy! Soft yet dense and chocolatey, with just the right amount of sweetness, and perfect for kids and adults alike in the morning or as a quick snack. Sweetened naturally with raw honey plus grain, dairy, and soy free.
This bread disappeared like magic in my house – it wound up being the unexpected favorite of the 3 pumpkin goodies I made all on the same day. Maybe it was the chocolate chips? My family DOES have a thing for quick breads of all kinds, and if you throw in chocolate chips AND tell them they can eat it for breakfast, well, yup! We have a winner.
So I’m telling you after the fact, when I’ve already posted the other two, that this Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip breakfast bread won first place against my Pumpkin Fudge Cookies and Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars. It’s prize I suppose, is that I saved it for last to share with you all!
But don’t think for a second that this is the end of pumpkin, nope, that’s not what I said. I’ve still got some pumpkin up my sleeve, quite literally actually, and most likely in my hair and in my ear too. “Live Messy” is in my tagline, after all, and ain’t it the truth!
So what is it that’s going on in my life besides digging pumpkin out of my ears, you ask? Well, with all this cooking, running, and interneting of recent (wait, is that really recent or have I completely lost my memory?) I’m having a hard time with any sort of actual meal variety. It’s all due to a lack of meal planning, something that’s an old, old story for me, but with more going on it my head and on my plate (life plate) lately, the meal situation has gotten even more repetitive.
I guess this might be a topic for WIAW, (oh how convenient, that’s tomorrow!) but I really need to get more serious about meal planning. Or rather, stop saying I’m going to “get serious” and just finally do it. But who am I kidding – I say I’m going to “get serious” about something almost exclusively when I have no concrete plans to do the something at all, if you know what I mean. Get serious = lots of talk and no action for me. Gosh that kind of sucks, but it’s reality. Does anyone else do this?
Now that I’ve sat with that delightful cognitive dissonance, let me reframe what I meant. I guess meal planning is just not top priority right now, and I am sorta fine eating the same thing day after day, at least for now. My brain is elsewhere, and by elsewhere I really mean on Pinterest. By the way, if you’re not already following me, please do! I’ve been pinning up a storm of paleo holiday food porn, and, of course, cooking none of it. I can fantasize though, it’s almost the same.
Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread
- 3 eggs whisked
- 1 cup pumpkin puree homemade or canned (not pie filling)
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from a can
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 and 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup enjoy life dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips of choice
- Coconut oil for greasing the pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 loaf pan with coconut oil to prevent sticking. You can also line the pan with parchment paper if you prefer.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla, whisking until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients - almond flour, tapioca, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly and gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet, until fully combined. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour the entire mixture into the prepared loaf pan, scraping the bowl to get every last drop of batter! Spread out evenly in the pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
Remove from oven and let cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
If you want more healthy paleo quick breads and muffins, try some of these goodies:
Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Cinnamon Breakfast Cake
What’s your current favorite quick bread or muffin recipe or combination?
Who’s a meal planner? Who can’t get on board?
Yay or nay to the pumpkin chocolate combo?
Happy baking 🙂
Reader Reviews & Comments
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
If I only bake with pumpkin once this season, this would be the recipe I use. This reminds me of my mom’s pumpkin bread with chocolate chips added. I would imagine the combo of pumpkin and chocolate chips would be just fine in this case, but I guess I’ll have to see for myself. And as you know, I am a meal planner- it helps me make a grocery list or I would have no idea what to buy!
You are the best at meal planning! You will like this, it’s not a “pumpkin spice” recipe but just tastes like good soft chocolate chip bread.
Looks delicious, I love the pumpkin chocolate combo! For me it’s just now finding the time to bake with a 5 month old…so you can also imagine that meal planning is pretty rare at my house despite my good intentions!
That’s hard, a 5 month old needs to be held constantly, or at least mine were like that back then! I didn’t do much cooking/baking besides boiling pasta!
The Cookie ChRUNicles says
I have no pumpkin in the house right now! Trader Joe’s has yet to get their organic cans in which is just so weird! I have to get it at Whole Foods I guess. This looks delish!
I hope my stores aren’t sold out, I need more!
SuzLyfe (@suzlyfe) says
Chocalate Chip pumpkin bread intoduruced me to the fine world of pumpkin, and it will always be one of my absolute favorite things ever. I needs this.
Nom nom, it’s good! I feel like everyone has a recipe like this 🙂
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
My meal planning has sort of gone out the door with being injured. While I have been making meals, I feel like my whole routine is disrupted. I’ll definitel need to get back on track once I’m feeling better and going back to work.
Everything is out of whack for you, I’m sure you’ll be back on board with everything once you heal 🙂
pumpkin bread is the best way to eat pumpkin!
Oh but I love pie! I hear you though, pumpkin bread is awesome 😉
I love the pumpkin and chocolate combination – I make my pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips and love them. In fact I plan to whip some up later this week!
I should make this recipe in a muffin tin, muffins are fun 🙂
Happy Fit Mama (@happyfitmama) says
Need to get more almond meal TODAY! Pumpkin and chocolate is always a winning combo.
I’ve been going through quite a bit of almond flour lately!
Need to stock up on some pumpkin ASAP so I can get on making all your yummy recipes!
I need more, hope the stores aren’t sold out 😉
Pumpkin and chocolate is a winning combo in our house. I am pretty sure I could make this bread and it would be gone the next day. I might even share some with John and Matilda 😉
I am a meal planner, but only because it stresses me out to have a hungry toddler and mama and no food made or planned at dinner time. Or lunch time. Or breakfast time.
It goes fast! I need to plan our meals. I used to do it, I can do it again 🙂
Pumpkin and chocolate heck yes! I’m all about banana bread – I have so many bananas left over each week that I either freeze them for smoothies or I make banana bread or muffins. Blueberry muffins are my favorite buttttttt I would eat the entire batch if I made them so I try to stay away. Great recipe – can’t wait to try 🙂
I also love blueberry muffins. Maybe my favorite! So many good Entenmann’s memories!
I just made pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips and they were scrumptious!! They are a must make again with my friends! I am looking forward to making more pumpkin goodies!
This is probably very similar, love these types of recipes 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
Amg this looks epic. I think I could eat Paleo [for a while] if it meant treats like this… but I’d need you to come cook for me because <– clueless. And I know what you mean about meal planning. I'm kind of in the same boat myself, but I'm slowly approaching the point where I'm going to have to start doing some because I'm getting a little bit bored with my eats.
Lol Amanda I know you could easily whip up some awesome paleo treats! And I’m in the same boat, as much as I love my go-tos it’s been getting ridiculous lately.
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
mm i love using almond flour for baking! it’s such a nice and fluffy texture! this looks great, and good luck getting all that pumpkin out of your ears 😉
Almond flour might be my favorite, and the combo with the tapioca gives it such a good texture. And thanks, I’m always covered in food 😉
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
I love recipes like this because it’s like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, or a snack or any time 😉
Totally interchangeable, yay for paleo baking 🙂
It’s still so hot here, so the pumpkin hasn’t made an appearance at our house yet, but when it cools down… I’m ready to bake! This looks delicious.
We had a mini heat wave today and now rain for the rest of the week. So much for fall, we had a nice few days!
Yes to pumpkin and chocolate! Usually around this time of year I’ll make pumpkin and chocolate chip pancakes on Sunday mornings. Like you, I always manage to get it everywhere when I bake – including my clothes and hair!
Yum that sounds so good! And pancakes are messy no matter what I think, even with the measuring cup trick!
That combination of pumpkin and chocolate sounds delicious. Thanks you so much for sharing
Thanks, hope you give it a try!
This will be getting whipped up this week! thank you for sharing! Pumpkin + chocolate = win.
Strength and Sunshine says
I think i’ve made something pumpkin every day for the last 2 weeks ….and I’m not stopping!
No need, tis the season 🙂
danielle saucy smith says
beautiful! i’m into savory pumpkin goodies right now like pumpkin pesto, curry, sauces galore. it’s like the perfect sauce ingredient! and to me goes with everything. i love it with eggs and cream and of course, curry.
doesn’t hurt that the orange color makes me feel happy inside 🙂
Sauces, yum! The orange feels so festive 🙂
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Pumpkin quick bread… and it’s paleo! Yes yes yes! I need to make a nut free version of this for Dave, I’m pretty sure he would think I’m the greatest ever. I’m thinking ground sunflower seeds in place of the almond meal. I will let you know how it turns out 🙂
Try that and let me know, sounds great!
Yummm! This will have to make a debut in my kitchen soon!
I gave up on meal planning. Whenever I try, I end up buying and prepping a bunch of food no one eats. I prefer to roll with it day by day. I buy enough at the store to get us through 2-3 days and think about dinner plans in the afternoon, running to the store on my way home from work to grab what I don’t already have in the fridge. It’s way less stress for how our house works!
I totally agree with you on the planning, sometimes it’s easier to ask everyone what they want! My kids are fine eating burgers, meatballs or chicken every day and really I am too!
Running 'N' Reading says
Michelle, this looks (and sounds) delicious! Do you think it would be okay to use maple syrup instead of honey as a sweetener? I’m leaning toward a low-FODMAP eating plan and would like to eliminate honey, at least in the beginning. Also, love your posts on low-FODMAP options/info; so helpful!!
Yup I think it would work well, I find them usually to be interchangeable, for the most part! Hope you find success with low FODMAP 🙂
I made this today- it was the first time I’ve ever intentionally baked using paleo ingredients- and I was skeptical. Needless to say this recipe is delicious and a hit with my family. It almost has a pudding consistency that is incredibly rich and decadent without being overly sweet. I added pumpkin spice for added flavor. Sooo yummy the loaf barely lasted 8 hours in my house! Thanks for sharing this great recipe ?
Joanne deJong says
Love your recipes, keeps me going…Could u possibly tell us the carb count for the pumpkin muffins…Thanks J
Just made this and it is so good! Saving this recipe for sure.
Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe on making breakfast! I am fond to have pumpkin chocolate chip in the summertime and your writing instruction makes me easy to have a try.Get naakte neukspellen to play your favorite ones.Thanks again for delicious recipe.
Tess C says
Hi! Can I use egg whites instead of whole eggs in this?