Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Do you still have any cans of pumpkin in your pantry?  Or does your store still carry pumpkin this time of year?  If so, you must make this quick bread.  Who said pumpkin bread is just for fall and the winter months?  It really is for any time of year.  This recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs, Barbara Bakes.  My entire family loved this bread.  Even my picky eater, Mariah, who doesn't like pumpkin bread, loved this one.  I think it had something to do with the chocolate chips.  This recipe makes 2 medium loaves and I took some slices to work.  My co-workers loved it also and my boss has requested the recipe.  So, thanks Barbara for passing on a wonderful recipe that I will make over and over again.

Note:  I used mini chocolate chips instead of regular size since that's what I had in my pantry.    

Please go to Barbara's blog HERE to get the recipe for this moist and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread.       


I also wanted to mention that my 1 year blog anniversary was May 6th.  I didn't want to make a big deal about it but I can't believe I have been doing this for a year.  What fun it has been to share recipes with you and to "meet" so many incredible bloggers who inspire me everyday.  I want to thank everyone who has ever visited my blog and to those who have left comments.  I really do appreciate all my visitors.  I'm looking forward to another year of cooking, baking, eating and sharing!  

On a final note, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day this past Sunday.  I spent the day at the beach with my husband and 2 daughters.  It was a gorgeous day.  I posted some photos of the day below.


The beautiful and peaceful Gulf of Mexico

Mariah and Marissa braving the cold water


Me and my girls.....I'm a lucky mom!


Marissa found this awesome shell.  It's on my kitchen windowsill now where I can enjoy it and remember this perfect day.   

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  The pumpkin bread calls for 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  The recipe also notes that you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.  Just continue with the remaining spices listed in the recipe which does call for 2 more teaspoons of cinnamon.


Bridgett said...

You and your girls are gorgeous! I adore pumpkin bread and love the idea of chocolate chips added in. We are lucky enough to have pumpkin all year around here. I will be making this recipe.

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm thrilled that you tried and your family loved the bread. Thanks for linking to my recipe.

What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day. My family loves spending time at the beach. Congratulations on a terrific first year.

Kat said...

Congratulations on your first year and for the recipe. If you get a chance please take a peak at my baking blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a beautiful vintage recipe box. Thanks.

Aggie said...

That bread is such a pretty color! Pumpkin and chocolate = yumminess! :)

Congrats on your first year Jamie!! WOW! Time has gone by, so happy you started blogging. I love your Cooking Club!!

And your Mother's Day looks like it was wonderful...the beach, gorgeous. I miss it up there... love the pictures!

pegasuslegend said...

nice job on this delicious bread, actually a perfect snack for the beach too...love the chips...your girls are gorgeous very nice family :)

Jenny said...

Gorgeous Bread!! Love the pics of you and your girls, what a fun post!

Bellini Valli said...

Pumpkin bread is welcome anytime of the year Jamie. I discovered it when I was the age of your girls. It's a classic!!! Enjoy!!!!

Laura in Paris said...

What a lovely picture of you and your girls! You look so happy!

Patsyk said...

Oh, your day at the beach sounds perfect! Still not quite beach weather up here.

I love pumpkin bread and so does my oldest, I'll be marking this to try soon as I can grab a can of pumpkin!

Pam said...

I love the shell! My family spent the day at the Beach on Mother's Day too.. good times.

Love the pumpkin chocolate bread - I could go for a thick slice right now.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one-year anniversary! The beach looked beautiful and the recipe delish. I love canned pure3ed pumpkin!

Jamie said...

Mmmm I make a chocolate chip pumpkin bread and love it but sadly I am the only one here who does! Why? Just looking at yours, so lucious and moist, I want a slice now! And love the beach pics and I can't wait to be in Florida again! July!

Mariah said...

this bread was so good cant what till u make it again!!!:)

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