Monday, January 2, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Yield two loaves
Preheat oven to 350°F

Sift together:
3 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves

In large bowl, beat until light and fluffy:
2 2/3 C sugar
2/3 C soft shortening
4 eggs

Beat in:
2 C cooked or canned pumpkin

Now add the dry ingredients in three additions alternately with:
2/3 C water or milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Do not over-beat between each addition. Fold in:
2 C coarsely chopped nuts (slivered almonds are good) opt.
1 C chocolate chips (or can use raisins or chopped dates for variety)

Pour batter into two greased loaf pans, lined with wax paper on the bottom, and sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar.

Bake about one hour or until done. (When loaf has shrunk from the sides of the pan and/or sounds hollow when you thump the bottom of the loaf.)

For other tasty treats, check out the Sweet as Sugar Cookies blog and see what she has cooking! Fun! Fun!


Lydia said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! I know how good your bread is. Now I am going to HAVE to make some! :)

Lisa said...

Chocolate chips in every bite would be wonderful. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your bread up.

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Mm! That looks really good! My sister makes a really good chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but I'm going to have to pass this recipe on and let her see it. Who knows, we might even be doing the same recipe! :)
Thanks for sharing it!!