With October in full swing, my family was assertive in their desire for me to bake my pumpkin chocolate chip bread. And loving baked goods myself, I couldn’t very well refuse them! 😉
Note: I doubled the below measurements, since I was needing to make double the batch.
I use the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook for my pumpkin bread recipe.
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of cooking oil
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 2/3 cup of water
- 1 15-ounce of canned pumpkin
The only thing I change, is that I add 1 bag of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. Gotta have that chocolate! 😉
Make sure you have a…
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Stirring spoon
After you have gathered all of your ingredients, crack open the flour and measure out 3 1/3 cups! Make sure to use a butter knife to smooth over the top, so that the measurement is exact. Flour makes a big difference in baking; you want to be certain that it is just the right amount! 🙂
Next comes the sugar!
Measure out the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt now. Stir everything together!
Once all of your dry ingredients have been thoroughly combined, pour in the cooking oil! And stir!
And now comes the water (and more stirring xD)!
I sort of forgot to take a picture of the eggs :p But, this would be when you would put them in. Make sure to mix it all together!
Now for the main ingredient: canned pumpkin!
And I couldn’t forget…chocolate chips! #bestpart
We’re almost done! Pour the batter into a bread pan (any size works, although, if you use a mini, the baking time will be shortened). Try not to fill it over halfway, since when it bakes, the bread will get bigger. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 55 minutes.
To check to see if the bread is done when the timer goes off, grab a butter knife and poke it through the center. If it comes out clean, then the bread is done! If not, let it bake for a few more minutes.
When it’s finally completed, you get wonderful, good-smelling and tasty loaves of pumpkin chocolate-chip bread! Yum!