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Peanut butter chocolate chip pumpkin loaf

September 10, 2018

I have always called myself a Peanut butter snob haha, I grew up in Canada and it was Kraft PB at our house or nothing! I always turned my nose up at the thoughts of the powdered peanut butter known as PB2 but I finally decided I would give it a try in some baking recipes as I know it can keep the points down. This peanut butter chocolate chip pumpkin loaf was so good, the PB snob in me was saying the real deal would have been better lol but as a low point alternative this loaf came out delicious! Serves 10 at 4 smart points per serving on WW freestyle.



Peanut butter chocolate chip pumpkin loaf
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 10
4SP blue & purple, 5SP green/3PP per serving
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup pumpkin (canned)
  • ½ cup PB2 powder with ¼ water
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular 9x5 loaf pan with some nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl using an electric mixer beat your eggs and sugar together. Add in applesauce and pumpkin and mix for a few minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix your PB2 with your water till smooth and creamy and add to mixture, beat for a few minutes so the peanut butter is all mixed in.
  4. Stir in your flour, spices and baking powder, then fold in 3 Tbsp of chocolate chips, leaving 1 Tbsp aside for topping.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan then sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until loaf is cooked through.
  7. Let cool before cutting into 10 slices, best stored in the fridge, the loaf will freeze well.
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info- Calories.. 137...Fat 3.4g...Sat fat 1.3g...Carbs 22.3g... Fiber 1.8g..Sugar 10.8g..Protein 4.7g using My Fitness Pal *Note- this includes all ingredients, the old SP/PP values were determined before entering the "zero" point foods like pumpkin

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    Reply Cyndy September 10, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    This looks good, but I’m not sure what this statement means: “*Note- this includes all ingredients, the old SP/PP values were determined before entering the “zero” point foods like pumpkin” Can you explain? I follow the old SP plan and want to make sure the old SP point count includes points for eggs

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    Reply Sarah Lorde September 14, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Made this yummy loaf, but I can’t say that it tastes much like peanut butter. Next time I’d add more. I also found it easier to add the PB2 powder to the pumpkin mix with the water them mix it in. It cooked nicely, and is a very tasteless pumpkin loaf.

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      Reply Drizzle September 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      I hope that was suppose to be a very tasty pumpkin loaf 😉 haha! Yeah the PB2 does not have as strong of a flavor as regular PB but it is good for keeping the points low

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      Reply M Talmage September 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      I was about to make this until I saw this comment…” is a very tasteLESS pumpkin loaf.” Umm hoping but not sure if this was a typo?

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        Reply Drizzle September 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

        I think it’s a typo, she said she enjoyed it just didn’t find it very peanut butter tasting and that is due to the PB2

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    Reply Jenese September 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    If you want to use regular peanut butter, how much woukd I put in?

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      Reply Drizzle September 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

      I’d use about 1/2 cup

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    Reply Elaine September 24, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I made this last week and was so anxious to try the pumpkin and peanut butter together. It wasn’t bad tasting, but it did lack both pumpkin and peanut butter flavor. I will try again and add more pumpkin and maybe PB2 or try Better- N- Peanut Butter which would increase he points.

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      I know the PB2 is not as good as using the real deal, hence why I have never used it up till now, I found this very “pumpkiny” but we are all different with our taste buds .. hope you have better success the next time

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    Reply Pam September 26, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Kate, first off let me thank you for the awesome blog. I have enjoyed many of your recipes. I thought this loaf tasted fine but I couldn’t get it to rise. I ended up with a small dense loaf. I thought it might me my baking powder and tried again with new and the results were the same. Any ideas.

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Pam, you’ll find most of my loaves won’t rise a lot simply based on ingredients, that said this one did rise some.. It is really hard for me to say what could have happened without being there 🙁

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        Reply LindaC October 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

        Hi, I was just coming to ask about this because I had the same exact “non-rising” issue that Pam did. My loaf finished was only 1 1/4″ high at the peak. It is quite dense. Yours looks high and light. That said, we enjoyed every bite of this. It was delicious.

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          Reply Drizzle October 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm

          Hi Linda, sorry not too sure why it did not rise as much, sometimes I have loaves that sink a lot, this one didn’t though.. Glad you still enjoyed it 🙂

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      Reply MaiMe October 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      The recipe calls to use a mixer but found if I just whisk it instead my loaf looks better and higher.

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        Reply Drizzle October 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm

        Thanks for the tip 🙂

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    Reply R September 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Could you use a white sugar substitute instead of brown sugar?

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      Reply Drizzle September 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Sure 🙂

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    Reply Linda Hudson September 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Kate- have you tried this recipe using the chocolate PB2 and omitting the mini chocolate chips?

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      Reply Drizzle September 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Linda, no I have not but sounds interesting 🙂

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    Reply Lola October 6, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I made this and the only thing is tastes like is overwhelming pumpkin spice/cinnamon. Did you add more then 3/4 cup of pumpkin? It has zero pumpkin flavor and isn’t orange like your photo it’s brown.

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      Reply Drizzle October 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Lola, sorry to hear that, no I only used the 3/4 cup as mentioned.. you can increase the pumpkin spice if you want.. and mine was indeed how it looked in the photograph, you didn’t use chocolate PB2 did you? Sorry it is hard to say why yours is one way and mine is another when I am not there..

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    Reply MM October 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    How would the points change if I used Splenda brown sugar?

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      Reply Drizzle October 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Hi, sorry I only calculated the points based on my ingredients, you’d need to build in your WW app perhaps to get the exact point count

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    Reply Shellie Andrews October 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I made this into mini muffins for my co-workers, people loved them. I do find they are better after sitting for a day after baking to let the flavours develop.

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      Reply Drizzle October 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      So glad they enjoyed them and thanks for the tip 🙂

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    Reply Laura Lee April 23, 2019 at 8:40 am

    So I’ve made this several times and I absolutely love it… but I’ve been playing around with it. Now I make it into 12 muffins AND drum roll please…. I don’t use brown sugar!!! I make my own from 1/4 cup of Splenda Stevia and 1/4 tbsp of molasses!!! Blend these 2 ingredients with a fork and voila! 15 calories for brown sugar!! I found the muffins taste sweeter from this combo and I love them even more, which I didn’t think was possible!

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      Reply Drizzle April 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Laura, wow that is awesome, thank you so much for sharing 🙂 So glad you love them! I will have to try your way next time

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