Thursday, November 14, 2013

Quick Bread…Chocolate Pumpkin (Recipe)

I'm always looking for new quick bread recipes, and was excited to discover this recipe by Paula Deen a few years ago.  

I've made her chocolate chip pumpkin bread several times and it is delicious…and easy to make.

Enjoy…after all…how can one go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate???!!!





Recipe
(Makes 2 Loaves)
(From Cooking with Paula Deen, Sept/Oct 2010 issue)

2 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (spray) 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.

2.  In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, and water.  In another large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  

3.  Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring until blended.  Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.

4.  Bake 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  

5.  Cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
Prepare Pumpkin Bread as directed.  Stir 8 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate into batter before pouring into prepared pans.  




We decided to eat one and freeze the other for Thanksgiving week.  The first loaf is gone!  
*smile*

(Yup…Christmas movies are already available on Netflix for viewing…)





15 comments:

  1. Yummy, i love pumpkin bread and I bet it's even better with chocolate chips.

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    1. Oh my gosh yes…have you never had it with chocolate chips/chunks…to die for! I love it with nuts too, but the littles don't! Thanks for linking with your blog sign in…I was able to find you!!! Hugs.

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  2. Wow, this is just crazy, the things we have in common! When I just saw your comments on my blog about the denim sofa and the buttons, I just giggled, I am so thrilled to meet you! Then I come on here to read your blog and you have this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread which is one of my favourites!! I am putting final touches on your box, I was hoping to get it out today but it will have to wait until tomorrow. I will email you soon too, we are in the house buying stage with the kids...this time it has worked out so far!

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    1. I can't wait to receive my box from you, Ellie! This swap is so much fun. I will be getting your box out in the mail on Saturday. I think Monica and Carrie did a great job matching us up!!! I can't wait to meet the other pairs. Hugs.

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    2. Just popped into the fishing village this morning and mailed your box! The post office is in someone's house, it is really weird! I am likely the only one who mails anything there! She said it should take 5 days...I hope it arrives in one piece and I am so excited for you to get it! My mailman will likely be strangled with a huge bear hug when yours arrives! Hugs to you too!

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  3. Be still my heart!!!

    You know how we feel about pumpkin bread in this house!!! And adding chocolate???

    Thanks, my friend. : )

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    1. Yup…don't you just wish we could eat pumpkin bread together???!!! That would be so much fun…laughing, chatting, EATING, and sipping on hot tea or coffee! Happy Friday, Billie Jo!

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  4. Okay. I was just at the store this afternoon and picked up ingredients for pumpkin pie. Since I have chocolate chips in my pantry, I may have to switch things up (insert eye brow wiggle!) LOL I also have a Paula Deen cookbook up in my cabinet. I don't use it as often as I should. Wish I was there at your pretty table, sipping on coffee or tea and munching on this dessert!

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    1. I had to laugh at your comment…it's probably a good thing that we don't refer to her recipes more often than we do…I wouldn't say any of them are "health-conscious", but then I never make pumpkin bread for the health benefits…LOL Yes…we need a huge tea bread and coffee meet up! HUGS!

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  5. That looks delicious! You can't go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate!

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  6. Looks yummy!
    Love the Christmas movie in yhe background.

    M :)

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    1. I know…so sweet, right?!!! Happy Weekend…Friend! HUGE football game on Sunday…got plans?!!! It's Ben birthday so we will do whatever he wants to that day..as long as it involves watching the Chiefs! :)

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  7. Wish I made this recipe last night instead of the one I had! It turned out delicious, but it had double the oil in the recipe you have!!

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    1. We just visited and commented on each other's blogs…hilarious! I do appreciate how you marked your loaves for the sale…smart lady!!! Hugs.

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Valerie