Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Having teenagers certainly has it's perks. My daughter likes to bake. Considering I'm not much of a baker, this is a very nice thing to have happen. Recently she decided to make us a Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. Emmm, emmm, good! A celebration of Fall's arrival.

Some nice pumpkin color around here.. had I been prepared for this moment,
I'd have pulled out the harvest tablecloth..

I was thrilled when she said she was going to bake this morning, and as I jumped up and down with glee, she said
 " Oh Mom, what are you going to do blog it?'" 
I'd love to blog it sweetie, why don't you take some pics as you go along? I eagerly gently suggested.

So this is her first attempt at little vignettes. I suspect she might enjoy this.

Adding the cinnamon
             The recipe.


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 1 pound size coffee cans, or three 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Fill cans 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 177 | Total Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 24mg
Folding all the ingredients in nicely...

Add lots of chocolate chips!!.. Mom, can I add more?

It's your show baby, do what you want!

Add the yummy goodness to your pans.

Bake 1 hour at 350*
While the aroma fills the house with pumpkinny goodness.

And the reveal..........

Her wonderful presentation.

Isn't it lovely?

  Pssst she said, " Mom now I know why you like to blog..
 It is sort of fun taking those pictures!"

I think she really does have a knack for this. Don't you?


  1. Oh yum, that looks delish, we are going to give it a go actually so thanks for posting the recipe! My Miss 10 is a keen cook, she will love doing this one! Cheers :)

  2. I hear that all the time, "MOM!?!? Are you going to BLOG about this?!?!?" :-) What a riot. I love banana chocolate chip ANYTHING...thanks for the recipe!! Found you at All Things Related.

  3. What a great recipe!
    I love to make pumpkin and banana bread.
    I linked to the same party-
    I am now a follower and I will be back!

    White Spray Paint

  4. Oh how I LOOOVE me some pumpkin chocolate chip bread! YUM!!! So glad I have this recipe!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I would also like to invite you to show off your sweet creations each Friday at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  5. How wonderful that your daughter whipped up this bread-I can smell it from here! Cooking was an activity I shared with my daughters when they were still home and now that they are married, we still enjoy doing it together.
    Found you on blogfrog. blessings on your day.

  6. YUMMY!!!!! Will be back to make that, thanks. Love the step by step pics, great idea. Thanks for following me, I am now following you!!


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