Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

I found a can of Pumpkin puree on sale at Walgreens the other day so I figured why not get it and extend pumpkin season into December.  But what to make with it?  I really do not need to be baking, but I think baking is a natural part of my nesting phase and it is good for my 2 year old.

So, off to Pinterest I went.  I found this recipe for Pumpkin Toffee Chocolate Chip Muffins, but who keeps toffee chips in their kitchen and well, I really prefer to just stick everything in one pan instead of making muffins.  I'm 38 weeks, 3 days pregnant and pretty darn tired at this point so excuse the laziness.

In true Rachel fashion I took her recipe and made it my own. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quickbread

The wet ingredients:

1/2 cup of real butter softened
1/2 cup of Dark Brown sugar
1/4 cup of Pure Maple Syrup

Cream together with a mixer for 5 minutes.  Scrape as necessary.

Remaining wet ingredients to add and mix together after creaming the butter and sugar for the 5 minutes:

1 cup pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

The dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Flour
1 small package of Cheesecake flavored Instant Jello Pudding Powder (the no cook kind)
Sprinkle of cinnamon (probably around 1 tsp would be fine)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Mix togther.  Add to the wet ingredients and blend together.

Add at the end:

Mix in 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Pour into a greased 8" baking pan.

I used her streusel topping recipe which I wasn't really sure about, but it turned out delicious. 

3 TBLS flour
2 TBLS Brown Sugar (I used dark)
2 TBLS cold butter

Cut the butter into the brown sugar and flour until coarse and crumbly.

Top the pumpkin bread with the streusel.

Add a handful more dark chocolate chips to the top and press everything down into the pumpkin dough.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until a tester comes out clean.

So delicious.  Even my 2 year old ate the whole piece I gave him.  His was much smaller than this of course :)

Are you still making Pumpkin recipes in December? 
Link your favorite recipe in the comments. 

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