Monday, October 1, 2012

                       Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This might be my favorite recipe ever!!!  My girls love these as muffins, bread or in mini loaf pans to give away as gifts.  It is perfect in the morning, as an after school snack or as a treat instead of dessert.  And....I use whole wheat flour in this recipe so you can feel just fine about adding in the mini chocolate chips!

4 eggs
1 cup oil (or use drained apple sauce)
2/3 cup water
1 can pumpkin
3 1/2  cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg (I use fresh, grate one half whole nutmeg)
1/2 bag of small chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease two loaf pans with butter or spray
Sift dry ingredients together and place in large mixing bowl
Beat eggs, oil, water and pumpkin together
Make a well in dry ingredients and add wet ingredients to center of well.  Mix just until incorporated, do not over mix.  Add chocolate chips.
Pour into 2 greased (non-stick spray) loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Options:  Make mini muffins, bake for 15-18 minutes.  Can also make 5 mini loafs, bake for 30-40 minutes.  These are great teacher gifts!

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