For all you banana bread lovers out there, it’s time to spice things up a bit and try out this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf. The recipe is easy and your kitchen will smell delightful throughout the baking process.
This loaf goes perfectly with a book, blanket, fire and a cup of coffee. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature and is so yummy with a buttery spread.
I first tried this loaf last fall when one of my girlfriends and I went pumpkin crazy and made this loaf and a pumpkin cheesecake. This loaf is so good, I knew I had to make it again.
Alright enough foreplay, here’s the recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups of Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Eggs (for my vegans, try 1/2 cup of applesauce to substitute the eggs)
- 3 cups of Chocolate Chips (for all my vegans/dairy-free people, try the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chips)
- 4 tsp of Ground Cloves
- 4 tsp of Ground Nutmeg
- 1 3/4 cups of Flour
- 1 tsp of Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp of Salt
- 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar, lightly packed
- 2 tsp of Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1/4 cup Orange Juice (or milk)
Step One: Preheat your oven to 350F and grease & flour a 9×5 loaf pan. You don’t have to do the flouring step, but it helps to keep the bread from sticking to the pan.
Step Two: Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. (Cloves, Nutmeg, Flour, Baking Soda, Salt & Cinnamon). Set Aside.
Step Three: In a medium bowl, mix the eggs (or applesauce), granulated sugar & brown sugar together until combined. Once combined, add in your oil, pumpkin and orange juice (or milk) until thoroughly and completely mixed.
Step Four: Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix. There will be a few lumps and that’s okay, it’s better not to overmix your ingredients.
Step Five: Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step Six: Pour your batter into your greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes.
Pro Tip: At the 30-minute mark, loosely cover the bun in the oven with aluminum foil. This will stop the top from overcooking.
And lastly, enjoy the recipe and make it your own. Add some icing, try some different flavoured chocolate chips or add some nuts, and let me know what yummy creations you come up with.