Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Time

What's the second best thing about fall?!
EVERYTHING PUMPKIN!!
I've been looking for an awesome pumpkin recipe and BAM! there is was-
pumpkin chocolate chip bread without the mounds of sugar.
I almost keeled over at work when I found this and knew we HAD to make it. 
So when Dan went off to his brothers for their bonding time, 
I couldn't wait any longer- I had to make it.
And with the help of my little cousins, the loaves came out a great success.

What you'll need:
1. 1 Cup pumpkin puree: this is the brand I found cause I had no idea what it was and it is NOT the pumpkin pie mix-
2. 1 Teaspoon vanilla
3. 3 Eggs
4. 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
5. 3/4 Cup Veggie Oil
6. 1 2/3 Cup Flour
7. 1 Cup Sugar
8. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
9. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
10. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
11. Chocolate Chips
12. Powered Sugar- to garnish after cooled
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F

The Process:
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Sift this combination TWICE to make the mixture nice and smooth.
In a separate medium bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, vanilla, and sour cream until smooth. 
When I was mixing this combination together, it looked disgusting, it's suppose to look awkward at first, but it smooths out.
Make a whole in the flour mixture in the center and pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Whisk together until smooth.
Put in the chocolate chips. We love chocolate, so I put a good amount in :) Mix until chocolate chips are well mixed in.
Pour into GREASED loaf pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top! 
Again, depending on how much you love chocolate will affect how much you put on top. We put a lot.
Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for about a half hour before removing to wire rack to completely cook.
Garnish the top with powdered sugar.
This next step is extremely important: 
DEVOUR!!!!! 
It's pumpkin so it's extrreeemmellyy healthy for you ;)

This was the first time Dan has ever tried anything pumpkin, he didn't like the bottom that was left in the loaf pan, he LOVED the top that was a little more crisp.
My advice: bake for a little longer to get the loaf a little more well done.

Thanks to my baking assitants for helping make this amazing loaf!

Also- go Eggland's Best for supporting breast cancer and making the eggs look super cool:

Let us know how your loaves come out :)

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