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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Grease and flour two 9×5 in loaf pans. (I also like to line the bottom of the pans with wax or parchment paper.)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and beat them with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla and mix to combine. 
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Alternately add flour mixture, then milk to pumpkin mixture, starting and ending with flour. Fold in chocolate chips at the end.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool.
  • *For mini loaves, check them around 35 min of baking, then every 5 min. after that (if they need it) until they are done.

Notes

Recipes makes two 9×5 inch loaves, OR four mini loaves, OR one regular loaf and two mini loaves.

Storing instructions: Allow pumpkin bread to cool completely and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. After 5 days, store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 additional days. 

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