Pumpkin Bread

My dear sweet friend, Kimberly, famous for her pumpkin roll, came to my latest speaking engagement.  She is just the sweetest thing!!  She hands me a bag and I knew instantly what was in it!  I rushed home afterwards and tore into the bag.  Ahhhh, pumpkin roll….. wait!  Where’s the cream cheese middle?  Where’s the roll??

Please don’t think I was disappointed by all means!!  I was thrilled to have something home baked by my dear friend.  I just thought it was her traditional….. ahem…. the pumpkin roll I am addicted to!!  Literally, I would attack any teacher, student or office staff in our middle school who would dare take a bite of the coveted pumpkin roll.  Many a students’ hands were slapped away from the confection!!

But anyway, the pumpkin roll may not have been the traditional happy dance roll, it was, however, YUMMY!!  In fact, I think it is like…. my new favorite!  I love pumpkin bread….. but the extra ingredient CHOCOLATE chunks…. OH MY WORD!!  Can I just say, “To die for!!”

Kimberly is one of my readers and I hope she will share HER recipe with us.  But in the meantime, I found one with the ingredients she listed (She is such a sweetie!  She listed the ingredients in case I was allergic!!  Now that is a true friend!!).

Hope you take a minute or two in the near future to try this yummy, pumpkin bread recipe.  And Kimberly if you would please, leave your recipe in a comment!  We would love your version….. cause I know it is YUMMO!!

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

2 cups flour

2 tsp.  CALUMET Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp.  salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp.  ground nutmeg

2 eggs

1 cup  mashed cooked fresh pumpkin

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup  firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup  oil

6 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped

make it

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices until well blended; set aside. Beat eggs, pumpkin, sugars, milk and oil in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Stir in chopped chocolate.

POUR into greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.

BAKE 55 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 18 (1/2-inch thick) slices to serve.

Enjoy your Tasty Tuesday!!  God Bless…….

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bread

  1. Awwww…..thanks for mentioning me and the bread in your blog. I feel like a rock star! 🙂 I am so glad you liked the bread 🙂 No worries RD…..you WILL have a pumpkin roll this Fall season, just let me know when you want it and it is yours! I got the recipe for this bread from Taste of Home via a friend on Facebook. She suggested substituting applesauce for the oil in the recipe. So, to make it a little more figure friendly, I gave it a try. Below is the recipe. The nutritional information provided is WITH the oil, not the applesauce. Enjoy!

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
    (courtesy of Taste of Home)


    * 3 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 4 eggs
    * 2 cups sugar
    * 2 cups canned pumpkin
    * 1-1/2 cups canola oil OR applesauce
    (I used 1-1/2 cups cinnamon applesauce)
    * 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


    * In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

    * Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 234 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  2. Hey, Regina Dettra,

    Your blog about pumpkin bread was fantastic! I loved how it ended. =] Now, that is something that is engraved for life, about friendship.


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