Fall is here and with that comes pumpkin recipes! I love all things pumpkin so while searching for pumpkin recipes I try to keep my Weight Watchers goals in mind. The problem with most pumpkin recipes, especially pies, breads, and muffins, they are loaded with sugar, eggs, oil, and calories!
I had no idea until doing some research for this post that a slice of pumpkin loaf from Starbucks weighs in at around 330 calories and 12 grams of fat! And a pumpkin muffin from Dunkin Donuts is loaded down with 600 calories and 26 grams of fat. Imagine blowing your whole days worth of Weight Watchers points on a muffin. EEK!
I love chocolate so I really like this recipe that combines chocolate chips and pumpkin. This recipe can easily be converted to muffins by adjusting the baking time.
Low Fat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Weight Watchers Points Plus 4
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring just until moist.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove.
Cool completely on wire rack.
Makes 16 slices.