Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!

"Whatever Wednesday" is the theme on Wednesdays.  This means I can post whatever I want.  Some days it might be a random thought that I have to get off my chest, other days it might be an article I read that I want to discuss, but most Wednesdays I will post recipes.

Today, in honor of the election being OVER, I'm posting a favorite pumpkin recipe of mine (yes, living in Ohio I couldn't be more excited for other commercials to be on TV instead of political ones, WAHOO!!  Bring on the holidays!!).  I'll admit I have an obsession for pumpkin.  I really didn't discover the goodness of pumpkin until I started blogging several years ago, and saw all the wonderful things you could do with pumpkin.  Growing up I thought pumpkins were good for two things only; carving, and pies.  I was wrong.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
(Gluten Free, Whole Grain)
Modified from a Cooking Light recipe
Serves: 32


1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
4 large egg whites
3 cups brown rice flour
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups dark chocolate chips 
Cooking spray

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a medium bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients, and mix well.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and stir well.  Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and blend well.

3.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

4.  Spray two loaf pans with cooking spray, and pour even amounts of the batter into each pan.  Bake for ~1 hour, or more if needed (insert a toothpick into the center and make sure it comes out clean before you take the loaves out of the oven).  Cool the loaves on a wire rack for ~10 minutes.

If you can help it, don't use two different types of loaf pans!

Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1/32 of recipe

Nutrition Highlights:  Low Sodium, Excellent Source of Vitamin A

Looking to reduce the calories? Omit the chocolate chips!  It would still taste fantastic.  Another option would be to use a natural or artificial non-nutritive sweetener, instead of sugar.  These can be found at any grocery store. Make sure you read the label and buy one that is meant for baking.

Thanks for reading!

The Candid Rd


  1. suuuuuuch a good thanksgiving recipe! i think it will be in serious competition with my grammy's infamous nut bread haha but we'll have a bread showdown!

  2. looks like the perfect thing to eat while NOT watching political campaigns :)

  3. shame on you Gina "omit the chocolate chips" you really must be grumpy. Glad to see you back, missed you.

    1. haha, I know! I mean, I had to put that in there.....but I would never do such a thing!

  4. I'm also glad the election is over - now all news channels can return to "normal". Love this recipe, especially the gluten-free, low FODMAPS aspect, which makes it more versatile for a lot of people. There's no way I'm omitting the chocolate chips, though! ;)

  5. YUM. I am definitely going to pin this to be made sometime in the near future :)

    Also, I completely agree about the commercials, and MA is NOT an interesting state during elections at all and yet, I swear all that has been on TV is election commercials. So over it!