Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

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Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread smells divine coming out of the oven, and tastes just as good!  It uses healthy swaps for a less guilty treat.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

I was walking through the grocery store the other day and found myself picking up ALL things pumpkin.  There was a sale on canned organic pumpkin, so I bought a ton.  Then I went on to find the pumpkin tea, pumpkin crackers and even pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. <— seems a little repetitive to me, but so tasty!

I didn’t think I was pumpkin crazy, but apparently I am!  The flavors are so tasty, it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in it.

Since it’s full on pumpkin month, and apparently I’m more wrapped up in it than I thought, I wanted to share a new pumpkin recipe with you.  I decided on taking pumpkin back to basics with a delicious and healthier pumpkin bread featuring mainly wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt

For the sake of full disclosure, this did not turn out right the first time.

It wasn’t terrible, but it rose way too much in the oven, was heavy and cracked at the top.  It was also just a little dry.

The hubs even asked where the chocolate chips were.

So I went back to the drawing board, added baby dark chocolate chips and adjusted a few other things.

The final product came out with an insanely moist and fluffy loaf.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt

And yes, he was right.  The chocolate chips totally made it!  I should have known.

And I feel better adding them knowing the rest of the ingredients are balanced to perfection.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt

So yes, count me in.  I’m a full on pumpkin mania fan… someone bring me a Pumpkin Spiced Latte to drink with this!

5 from 3 votes
Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt
Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread smells divine coming out of the oven, and tastes just as good! It uses healthy swaps for a less guilty treat.
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree not the pie filling
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk I tested with almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Put the oven rack on the bottom and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix both flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a bowl.
  3. In the second bowl mix the eggs, both sugars, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, milk and vanilla.
  4. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix well, but don't overdo it.
  5. Stir in the 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter in a loaf pan and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
  7. Put the loaf on the bottom rack in the oven and bake for 55- 1:05 or until a knife comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

To help evenly distribute the chocolate chips in the loaf, coat them in a 1/2 teaspoon of flour.

Other Running in a Skirt pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cannoli

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Simple Pumpkin Pancakes

As always, I am so grateful that you are here.  Tomorrow I’m sharing some amazing mountain fall color from my recent hike near Linville Gorge.  The views are jaw dropping!

Your turn!

Pumpkin mania? yay or nay?

By | 2018-06-28T14:24:14-04:00 October 20th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food|39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. Monica Maloney Heidler February 12, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I just love pumpkin! You really have made this over into a healthy snack – that is wonderful. I’ve never combined pumpkin with chocolate chips so I look forward to trying that!!!

  2. easypeasylifematters October 31, 2015 at 12:47 am - Reply

    This sounds fantastic! Love how healthy it is with whole wheat, pumpkin and dark chocolate. Just perfect! 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!! It’s a nice combination of healthy and delish!

  3. Sam @ PancakeWarriors October 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Yes I love how greek yogurt adds a little bit of tanginess and the added moisture!! This recipe looks amazing!

    • JulieWunder October 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Totally! It’s so moist! And dark chocolate just makes me feel better about the chocolate 🙂

  4. looks amazing! Thanks for linking up now I am hungry 🙂

  5. Miz Helen October 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply


    Your Pumpkin Bread is just beautiful and looks so moist and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes October 22, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    I’m pretty sure chocolate chips make everything better 😉 This looks so yummy!

  7. Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I found myself picking up a massive amount of pumpkin at Costco the other week, and I’ve barely made a dent in it. Definitely was a little over eager in that purchase!

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Haha! I feel ya… you should see my pantry…. I heard about the pumpkin shortage and stocked up…. Now if there is a pumpkin shortage it’s because it’s all in my pantry. 🙂

  8. Farrah October 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    My goodness, Julie, this looks magical! <3 I haven't made pumpkin bread yet this year, but I'm thinking it's gonna have to happen (hopefully very soon! *-*)!

    • JulieWunder October 21, 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

      It’s so tasty! Canned pumpkin is the magic… makes anything fluffy and yummy.

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    oooo the chocolate chips are the perfect addition! Can you come be my personal chef?

    • JulieWunder October 21, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Haha! Sure! I’ve always thought I’d try to live in New York at some point… and then it didn’t happen! haha!

  10. That looks so yummy! My son (I know, it’s crazy, right?) made pumpkin muffins this week. They were so good, but I told him he should have put chocolate chips in them….just saying…

    • JulieWunder October 21, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

      That’s exactly what the hubs said on the first loaf… he was right!

  11. Jess @hellotofit October 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I like that this recipe doesn’t have a lot of refined sugar 🙂 and that it has PUMPKIN!

  12. [email protected] October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Hi! Juuuust came across your blog and this was my first post – yummmmm! I love pumpkin + chocolate! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! So happy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you found my blog and I hope you will come back soon!

  13. Talitha October 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply


    This looks and sounds amazing! I am pinning this to save for later. Found you at Delicious Dish Tuesday this week! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Runaway Bridal Planner October 20, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply


    Great healthy substitute tip and recipe! I never thought about swapping things out for Greek yogurt, I’ve swapped with regular, but never tried Greek. Thanks again for the tip!

  15. Gingi October 20, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I love pumpkin flavored ANYTHING and this looks SO GOOD!! <3

  16. [email protected] October 20, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I have been pumpkin obsessed lately! This recipe really does seemed balanced to perfection and the chocolate chips take it over the top!

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

      When in doubt… add chocolate. It is super moist too!

  17. Yum love pumpkin bread! I am almost done with pumpkin for a while though 🙂 It gets a little crazy ! Thanks for linking up

  18. mandikorn October 20, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Looks yummy, I love your honesty too

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 20, 2015 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Ooooh yeah, this is a winner! I love, and I mean love, chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Red Rover I’m coming over. And yay for #pumpkinweek2015!!

  20. Susanna @Zealous Mom October 20, 2015 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Yum! You make the most delicious recipes. I, too, love all things pumpkin. Though I’m typically a terrible baker, I may have to try this! Look so scrumptious.

  21. Blane Sherer October 20, 2015 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Seasonal, healthy and tasty : now that’s a nice combination.

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