Every single year, my fall cravings pop up before I’ve even accepted that summer is over, and this year is no different. From pumpkin donuts to apple cider waffles and apple crisps, I need them all. However, unfortunately for us paleo fools, there are not many great fall recipes out there for us to create. Trust me – I’ve tried a lot of them. Soooo lucky for YOU, that’s where I come in. Paleo chocolate chip pumpkin bread is coming to the paleo party, and if you know what’s good for you, you’re trying it.
Now, I want to clarify one thing about this recipe in case the word “paleo” is scaring you off a little. First of all, paleo is GOOD. My recipes are GOOD. Yes, I’m bragging, but that’s only because I know what I’m doing here. BUT, just because a recipe is labeled as paleo does not that you have to make it paleo. Some simple alternatives are replacing almond flour with normal baking flour, coconut sugar with granulated or raw sugar, etc. That goes for all of my recipes! Ok I’m done talking, now let’s get into the good stuff.
The perfect combination of fall flavors, complete with pumpkin pie spice, melty chocolate chips, and simple, clean, gluten/dairy-free ingredients!
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 4 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs
- 1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F
- Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper
- Using a stand mixer or a beater, whip eggs and coconut sugar together until fluffy
- Half a cup at a time, add the remainder of the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, spices)
- Add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and avocado oil and mix thoroughly
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips, and pour the batter into your bread pan
- Distribute the batter evenly in the pan (make sure to get those corners!)
- Top with more chocolate chips
- Bake at 350˚F for 45-50 minutes
- Let cool before cutting, and enjoy!
Substitutions: Avocado oil for olive oil or coconut oil, eggs for flax egg, and coconut sugar for cane sugar
Pumpkin pie spice recipe: 2 tsp nutmeg, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves
Keywords: chocolate chip pumpkin bread, paleo pumpkin bread