Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

I was in the mood for pumpkin--love it! I looked at several recipes for Pumpkin Bread. I wanted to include plenty of chocolate, nuts and spices. I started with a recipe on Prudence Pennywise, made minor changes and was happy with the results. 
Because this recipe has plenty of chocolate chips it just might stick. Pam alone will not do the trick (how do I know??). So grease and flour your loaf pans. I didn't have any Pam with Flour, I'm sure that would work. Next time I make this recipe (later today) I will use Mini Chocolate Chips from KAF. This recipe was a hit, even in it's imperfect condition. I also found out that friends would rather get an imperfect loaf of Pumpkin Bread than no Pumpkin Bread!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
2 cups solid pack pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 and 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

 In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, oil, sugar, water and eggs, mixing well. Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt. Very gently, stir in flour until just combined. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
Fill greased and floured loaf tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Large loaves take about an hour smaller ones 45-50 minutes. This recipe makes a lot. I got 2 large loaves and 2 medium size loaves. Let cool on a rack for ten minutes before removing from pan.


megan said...

I love chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Something about chocolate and pumpkin goes so well together :)

Cakelaw said...

I have never had pumpkin chocolate chip bread before, but seeing this post, I surely want some - great job Cindy.