Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

My whole family is in love with pumpkin bread. This is a great recipe, being a bit more dense, and a bit less sweet than most, so the mini simi sweet chips really stand out and give it an amazing flavor. The recipe came about when I had less of some ingredients than I needed for a pumpkin cupcake recipe and went ahead anyway. I am so very glad I did.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1 cup pumpkin puree (or cooked pumpkin mashed with a fork)
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 c water
1 c sugar (raw works fine)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp all spice

1 c all-purpose flour
1 c spelt flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Mix 'wet' list together in a large mixing bowl. Beat together until well blended and smooth.

Mix dry together by sifting into another bowl, stir and then add to wet mixture. When well blended, mix in 1/2 c of mini simisweet chocolate chips.

Add batter to a well oiled baking dish (or 24 muffin tins with paper cups), and place in a 375* oven for 45 - 60 minutes.

As with all quick breads, these are done when tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool at least half way before you dig in.... I have gotten a couple burns that way.

I wish I had a picture of Logan tonight... covered in pumpkin bread and chocolate smudges here and there, standing next to the counter with his little hand reaching for the bread oh-so-cutely.

Sigh... the pictures that are only in my mind.


Katie said...

YUM! I am going to have to make some of that!

Sandi Felch said...

Love your blog! You've inspired me to begin one of my own. My neighbor's chickens have begun laying again, and he brought us a dozen and a half eggs this evening. Unfortunately, the hens are playing "Easter Egg Hunt," so the eggs are pretty messy. How do you clean eggs that you don't find right away? Sandi

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I read your blog Sandi... you are a natural! Very nice start... and I love the way you write. :)

As far as eggs go... I keep a sponge cut in half next to my sink, and I just wash them in hot water and a light scrub with the sponge and they are ready to be dried and put in cartons. The sponge being cut in half is strictly to keep Don from washing the dishes with mud and "fertilizer" from outside. ;)

The rain has been a mixed blessing. It is making my raised beds nice a mushy... no planting peas until they are dryer... but it also has been warmer rain, so all my compost is going again.



Anonymous said...

The bread sounds good. Gonna have to make some before the kiddies come home from school! I hear ya about the rain. Uggghhh. Raining here in Northern Ca too much lately. I need to redo the garden so I can get the seeds in the ground. Peas are the whole reason I garden. :)

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