Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

It's that time of year when "pumpkin" becomes an ingredient and not just a term of endearment.

This is a great fall recipe that will make your kitchen smell wonderful! Plus it makes two loaves - one for you, and one for sharing! My extra loaf is going to the generous soul who let me borrow her ground ginger (two stores were sold out - can you believe it?). Thanks, Valerie!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/2 can (15-oz) canned pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cups chocolate chips
1 Tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans with pam.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Whisk these dry ingredients for 20 seconds or so (to combine, and pseudo-sift). Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed.

In a small bowl, or ziplock, coat chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp flour (so the choc chips don't sink to the bottom of the loaf). Add to batter and stir once or twice to incorporate chocolate chips.

Divide batter between prepared pans.

Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes, then turn out on rack and cool completely.


Brielle said...

I had the good fortune of stopping by Andy's today and was able to sample this. UMMMMMMM, DELICIOUS!

Andy said...

Perfect timing, Brielle. Really - the bread had just finished cooling, I wrapped it up, and you showed up for a sample! I'm glad you liked it. I would have given my extra loaf to you if I wasn't in debt to Valerie :-)

jen said...

I just made 3 loaves of pumpkin bread yesterday. One for my neighbor who let our cub scouts ride their horses, 1 for the family, and 1 for me (I'm still eating for 2, so I'm allowed). I didn't use chocolate chips because I am avoiding processed sugar right now, but that looks really good!).

Tomorrow I am going to try the pumpkin pancakes that were featured on "Studio 5" this week. Don't you just love the smell of pumpkin and spices this time of year.

Lee & Sharon said...

This was yummy. I made it twice and gave many loaves away.
I made the mini loaves and it worked great. Actually had to bake the mini loaves the same amount as regular loaves.