Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Not my healthiest recipe but it was sooo good and filled with comforting autumn feels I just had to post it up. Also its an awesome recipe that veggie dodging kids and adults alike will love!


  • 1 1/2 cups puree pumpkin (just under 1 can)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 plant milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together the sugar, milk and oil.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, pumpkin puree and chocolate chips.
  3. Slowly mix the sugar mixture into the flour and pumpkin mix until completely combined and smooth.
  4. Poor the batter into a lined loaf tin and bake at 180c for 40 minuets or until slightly browned and cooked through.

Tips and Substitutions

  • Pumpkin Puree; we tend to use tinned but home made will work just as well, you can also sub this for puree sweet potatoes or similar squash.
  • Coconut Sugar; Any sugar will do I just really like the rich flavour of coconut sugar. If you decide to use a liquid alternative such as maple syrup or honey, be aware it may take longer to bake due to the extra moisture.
  • Plant Milk; I used soy milk because its what we had to hand, but any will work just as well.
  • Coconut oil; Stick to a neutral oil if your going to substitute, olive oil or any vegetable oil should be fine. When melting the oil I warm it in a saucepan on the stove but I don’t see any reason not to warm it in the microwave being careful not to over heat.
  • Self-raising flour; If you only have plain flour to hand add in 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • Chocolate chips; Stick to dark chocolate here, it makes the cake!

If you have any more questions about the cake, please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can find more posts like this following along my Autumn Wellbeing Bucket list, throughout September, October and November.


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