Pumpkin anything is something I just love to bake, eat and give as a gift over the holiday season. The nutmeg, cinnamon and clove smells makes my mouth water and fill our home with an aroma that says it’s time for the holidays and to give thanks for family and friends. I usually bake this bread to give as gifts for friends we will visit, but I always make sure to bake one for my home too!
Pumpkin Bread with a Little Chip
You will need:
17.5 ounces of pumpkin bread mix
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
15-ounce can of 100% pumpkin
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
Prepare: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two 8″ x 4″ x 2 1/2″ or four 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 2″ (mini) loaf pans with butter or cooking spray.
Mix: Combine eggs, oil, water and pumpkin in a medium bowl. Add mix. Fold together with a rubber spatula until batter is smooth (approximately 1 to 2 minutes). Then fold in the chips.
Pan: Spread batter in pans (approximately 2 cups in each large pan or one cup per mini pan, filling the corners and leveling top.
Oven: Bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans.
Baking Tips: All ovens bake differently. Always double check your oven temperature with an oven thermometer before baking. Check bread at the minimum baking time by inserting a toothpick in several locations. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is finished. If not, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
High Altitude Directions: Add 2 tablespoons water to the above ingredients.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!