Meatless Monday: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Happy Meatless Monday! 13278_10151671664506563_1806388196_n A huge shout-out to the Vegan Gypsy for bringing my attention to this recipe by the amazing Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  After a few minor alterations/modifications the result was sinful deliciousness!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread IMG_2353[1] Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4c (turbinado) sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preaheat oven to 350, set water to boil, foil-line an 8” loaf pan
  2. Combine applesauce, oil and cocoa in a large mixing bowl
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium mixing bowl
  4. Add 1/3c boiling water to cocoa mixture and whisk quickly into a sauce, then add pumpkin, sugars and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Add half the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture along with 1 Tbsp boiling water and mix. Then repeat with the other ½ flour mixture and other Tbsp boiling water
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Spoon batter into loaf pan (it will be thick)
  8. Bake for about 55 minutes (until toothpick comes out mostly clean) then let cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Try not to eat it all at once!

IMG_2354[1] I got 8 good-sized slices out of this, and here’s the nutritional information: Calories: 287, Fat: 9.2 grams, Carbs: 56.4 grams, Fiber: 6.9 grams, Protein: 3.5 grams


On the running side, things haven’t been going so well. I seem to be in a funk. I only ran once last week, and while I had all intentions of hitting the treadmill today I somehow twisted my back this morning while I was out with Lucy, and now I can hardly even stand up straight. Hopefully I’ll be back on track tomorrow!

And speaking of Lucy, she’s been doing quite a bit of Christmas shopping lately. Here she is in one of her new hoodies: IMG_2338[1]   I’ll share some more pictures of her in the next day or two! livesig

2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

  1. Lucy is adorable. I’ve also been having problems getting motivated to exercise. I missed all last week. Yesterday and today I did an inside 2 mile walk with Leslie Sansone. It’s better than nothing for sure.

    • HI Caron! That’s so weird that you posted a comment while I was still editing the post! Ha! Anyways, good for you on the walking! I think I’m just kind of Bah Humbug right now with being so busy during the weekends and missing my long runs. I’ll get back to the gym tomorrow though!

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