Little Pun’kin Head Bread

13 Oct

There is absolutely no better time of year than Autumn. The sun is gentler, the days are slightly more crisp, fashion and fabrics are more varied and the food is fantastic. It’s the time of year that inspires nesting and family.

And shoveling everything made with pumpkin into my mouth.

One of my new favorite recipes this season is my Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip bread. Pumpkin has this magical way of making every dish flavorful and spicy, with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.

This is the third time I’ve made this bread in the past two weeks. Based on very positive feedback from those I’ve experimented on… ahem, I mean shared with, I figure it’s time to share the recipe!

Erin’s Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Bread


Pureed Pumpking and Dark Chocolate Chips - hard to find and therefore must be purchased in large quantities to ensure safekeeping.

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of pureed pumpkin

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cloves

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom only of 1 loaf pan.

Mix together sugar, oil, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and cloves. Add in flour, salt, baking powder. Mix in chocolate chips after dough is mixed.

Easy to assemble because you don't need a mixer - just a whisk to bring it all togther!

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 55-70 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Keep in the fridge to ensure freshness. Bread will keep easily for a week, if Fiance doesn’t come in and eat it in bulk.

A treasure-trove of chocolate chips

3 Responses to “Little Pun’kin Head Bread”

  1. Gram October 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    How good is that! – I am going to make some very very soon! Love, Gram

  2. Meghan October 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Why don’t I live closer to you? I would love to be your experiment tester!! Looks delish!

  3. Jackie October 13, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I seriously can not wait to try out this recipe! You combined my two favorite things, pumpkin and dark chocolate. I can see why you’ve made this over 3 times this week.

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. From yams, to squash to pumpkin pie… maybe I just really like the color orange. Either way, I love your fall themed posts!

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