One of the things that makes Thanksgiving Thanksgiving and Christmas Christmas is Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. We grew up eating it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it continues to be one of our favorite holiday treats. The recipe we usually use is a secret, so I'm not sharing the recipe we grew up with. Sorry! However, I did find a recipe that is very similar to the one we grew up with, and I even made a couple small changes to make it even more similar. It still isn't exactly the same, but it's pretty close and I think you'll like it!
One of the nice things about this recipe is that it's versatile. You can make large loafs, mini loafs, muffins, or mini muffins. You'll just need to adjust the baking time depending on what you're making.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour bread pans or muffin tins (or line muffin tins with cupcake wrappers).
In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, vegetable oil, water, and eggs; mix well. Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined, being careful not to over mix. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared bread pans or muffin tins.
Makes 1 large loaf or 3 small loaves. I honestly can't tell you how many muffins or mini muffins it makes, as I've never counted. Sorry!!! If you're making muffins, fill each muffin tin 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full. For 1 large loaf, bake for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For 3 small loaves, bake 50-60 minutes. I don't have the times for the muffins, but next time I make them, I'll let you know!
|Waiting patiently for the bread to bake!|
|Sometimes it doesn't come out of the pan very well. It could be due to the fact that I've reused these disposable bread pans so many times. Maybe it's time to invest in some real bread pans!|
|Yum! So moist; so delicious!|