December 28, 2013

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Bread

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So, who waits until right after Christmas to pull out a pumpkin recipe?

Yep, that would be me.  My true colors show.  #pumpkinlove

It all started with my crazy good banana bread ... which I made into white chocolate cranberry banana loaves ... which I then made into pumpkin bread for a volleyball tournament because we were out of bananas.

And it was so good, I just couldn't not share it with you.

Once again, greek yogurt saves the day again by adding protein, calcium, and that wonderful soft crumb I love in this quick bread recipe.  The pumpkin flavor is less subtle, but without it, this wouldn't be moist and soft and so pretty!  I really like the color pumpkin gives baked goods:)  I used dark chocolate chips which melted into incredible chocolate pockets throughout the whole bread.  They are the best part, but what can I say?  #chocolatelove

I cannot get enough bananas (I probably eat 1-2 every day ... #bananalove ... this is getting ridiculous! #allfoodlove) but I actually liked not having that flavor in this bread.  The pumpkin and the chocolate got to shine and that combo is amazing.  Lots of sweet chocolate, hints of pumpkin spice, and tons of moist sweet bread amazingness. 

I could eat sweet breads over cookies any day, but I have been eating lots and lots of good food the last couple days!  Blondies and lemon bars ... I'll be needing some greek yogurt bread now that I'm home!  Christmas was just wonderful and I'm still enjoying getting to sleep in.  A recap on Christmas is coming soon!

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Bread
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Yield: 12 slices
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups flour (either 100% all purpose, or 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 all purpose)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Stir first five ingredients together.  Add eggs, beat well after each addition.  Stir together next five ingredients and add to wet ingredients.  Stir until combined.  Add chocolate chips.  Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. 


  1. Greek yogurt baked goods are amazing. So most and delicious, yum! Great minds think alike, girl ;--) I just baked a loaf of chocolate greek yogurt bread hahaha ;--)
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xx

  2. Hashtag love hahaha. You know I've retired pumpkin but this looks delicious nonetheless! Hope you had a fab Christmas with the fam!

  3. I've had some major pumpkin cravings going on lately because I just didn't bake enough or get enough in early fall. This bread looks so moist and delicious! Pinning. :)

  4. hahhaha I love your hashtag! You can never get enough pumpkin with the short few months of the fall and sometimes I get these random cravings. This bread looks so good!!

  5. I love pumpkin and chocolate together! Your bread looks so moist and delicious! I love what yogurt does for sweet breads. Can't wait to see your recap! Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

    1. Thanks Reeni! Oh, I am so addicted to yogurt in sweet breads. I can't stop making it - and I need to stop :)


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