My friend Tara makes the yummiest pumpkin bread. Once Fall comes around, I start bugging her to make it for me. She’s nice, so she does, and sometimes she even puts chocolate chips in it. YUM. But now that I’m learning how to cook, I can’t really beg Tara to make it for me anymore. So instead, I bugged her for the recipe. It’s super-easy and I now have several loaves of pumpkin bread to bring to my USC Football Tailgate tomorrow. I will be there bright and early for ESPN’s College GameDay to torment my sworn enemy, Lee Corso.

Anyway.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

You need:

chocolate chip pumpkin bread

3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 1/3 cups flour
1 cup veg. oil
2/3 cup water
1 small can (or 1/2 large can) pumpkin (approx. 14oz)
4 eggs
1 cup of chocolate chips (or you can add nuts or raisins)

mix the dry ingredients

Mix together your dry ingredients.

mix the wet ingredients

In a different bowl, mix together your wet ingredients.

add dry to wet

Slowly add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well.

stir well

Stir well, making sure there are no lumps.

Add chocolate!

Add chocolate chips (or nuts or raisins, although then it’s not chocolate chip pumpkin bread, IS IT?)

pour batter into pans

Pour into loaf pans. I used five mini-pans that are 5ish inches by 3ish inches.

bake time

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.

yummy

YUMMY

ready to eat

Taste test time!

they like it!

Woo Hoo!!!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Serves: 2-5 loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • 1 cup veg. oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 small can (or ½ large can) pumpkin (approx. 14oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or raisins or nuts)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the wet ingredients.
  2. Add the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix Well.
  4. Pour into loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes.
  6. Makes 2 large or 5 small loaves.
Notes
To make into muffins, prepare batter the same way. Fill muffin tins ⅔ from the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Top with cream cheese frosting if desired. Yields 36 muffins.