This quick bread blends chocolate and nuts with the flavor of pumpkin for a tasty treat! It has made multiple appearances on Wingin’ It.
|1 1/2 c||flour|
|1 1/2 tsp||cinnamon|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|1/4 tsp||baking powder|
|1/3 c||milk (or water)|
|6 Tbsp||unsalted butter|
|1 1/3 c||sugar, or 1 c. sugar and 1/3 c. packed brown sugar|
|1 c||pumpkin puree|
|½ c||chopped walnuts or pecans|
|½ c||semi-sweet chocolate chips|
Preheat oven to 350ºF and butter a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan
Whisk together dry ingredients and in a separate bowl combine the milk and vanilla. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the sugar to the butter while beating at high speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add pumpkin puree and mix in on low speed until just blended.
Next, add the flour in 3 parts, alternating with the milk mixture in 2 parts. Beat on low speed, or use a spatula or wooden spoon, scrapping the sides of the bowl until the batter is smooth. Add 1/2 c. each of chopped walnuts (or pecans) and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Scrape into the bread pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 60 minutes, and check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf, which will remain clean upon removal when fully cooked.