I adore the pumpkin muffin recipe I use but it has a light and fluffy quality that I don’t really look for in a loaf. After a search through the internet and a bit of tweaking, I made this moist, dense and delicious loaf that baked up beautifully. I predict this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread will be a recipe that I will make again and again.
Thick slices will be wrapped for Evan’s lunch and I will enjoy it with a cup of afternoon coffee. The possibilities are endless. Stir in nuts, dried fruits or different chips (butterscotch or white chocolate anyone?). Pecans would be a delicious addition but we can’t send those to school so they are a no go here.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour25 minutes
Pumpkins and chocolate go together beautifully. I love this bread because I always have the ingredients on hand.
3/4 cup + 1 TBSP all purpose flour
3/4 cup + 1 TBSP whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup + 2 TBSP pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a large loaf pan by buttering and flouring it.
In a small bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and pumpkin puree.
Add sugars, then eggs, then vanilla and water, whisking after each addition.
Add in dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula. Do not over mix.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour in to prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around the edge and remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire baking rack.