Monday, November 9, 2015

chocolate chip pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting

I went to make this bread yesterday and looked through my blog archives - twice - to realize I had never posted it. It's the single pumpkin flavored item I make each fall and I'm pretty excited that I get to share it with you all!

It's adapted from a friends pumpkin bread recipe; I just added the chocolate chips, brown sugar and replaced the crumble (also delicious, I will include) with cream cheese frosting. I used to snack on this bread with cream cheese and then decided to cut out the middle man there.

I made two loaves and then a tray of muffins to freeze for an on-the-go breakfast option with coffee.

chocolate chip pumpkin bread
(makes 12 muffins + 2 mini loaves, 4 mini loaves or 1 standard loaf)
3 cups of flour + 1 tsp flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1 16 oz. can of pumpkin
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
4 large eggs, beaten lightly
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (optional but highly recommended) 

  • preheat oven to 350
  • toss chocolate chips in 1 tsp flour to coat-this will help them distribute through the bread and not sink to the bottom
  • spray baking cups/loaf pans with cooking spray and lightly flour
  • sift remaining flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  • in a large bowl, mix pumpkin, brown and white sugar, oil and eggs
  • add flour mixture, stirring in slowly and mix in chocolate chips
  • if using crumble topping, add, distributing evenly
  • bake muffins and mini loaves for 15-20 minutes/until toothpick comes out clean; bake large loaf for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • remove from baking pan and let cool on cooling rack for at least 20 minutes, frost

cream cheese frosting
1 cup cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • blend all ingredients together with a hand mixer, set aside

crumble topping 
(instead of cream cheese frosting)
2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp butter, softened

  • mix all ingredients in a bowl by hand until it forms a crumbly texture, set aside

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