This Protein-Packed Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Is Low in Sugar and High in Coziness

When you want your house to feel as cozy as slipping on a sweater in the Fall, turn on your oven, and bake this pumpkin bread. It's not your basic recipe — this easy pumpkin bread has half the sugar and over twice the protein as a typical recipe, but tastes just as amazing.

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The protein comes from a simple baking trick: swapping out some of the flour for protein powder. This bread is dairy-free and egg-free, and is oh-so-subtly sweet and warmly spiced. It makes a healthy breakfast, packed with over nine grams of satiating protein and four grams of fiber, but is delicious enough to enjoy as dessert.

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Chocolate Chip Protein-Packed Pumpkin Bread

Cook Time60 minutes
Yield8 servings

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/2 servings plant-based protein powder (I used Vega Sport Performance Protein Powder, 3/4 cup)
    • 1/3 cup organic sugar
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3 tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips (save 1 tablespoon for topping)
    • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (optional for topping)


    1. Preheat the oven to 365°F.

    2. Lightly apply cooking spray to one loaf pan.

    3. Mix all the dry ingredients together, and set aside.

    4. In another bowl, mix the pumpkin, soy milk, oil, and maple syrup.

    5. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

    6. Pour batter into prepared pan, add toppings, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.