CJ and I made this yummy chocolate chip pumpkin bread for the family. CJ got to do the cooking because it was his Halloween jack-o’-lantern we used for the recipe. Here’s how to use your jack-o’-lantern to get actual pumpkin for cooking.
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin, cooked and mashed
1/4 c. cooking oil
1 c. chocolate chips or chunks (optional, but I may think less of you if you leave it out)
1/2 c. chopped nuts (also optional)
Mix together all the dry ingredients. Then make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in your wet ingredients. Beat the egg, oil, and pumpkin together a bit before you mix it into the dry ingredients.
Mix the whole thing with a mixer until it is nice and smooth.
Now pour in your chocolate and nuts, if you are adding them . . . you really should, you know. Mix it all one more time briefly.
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 50 min at 350 deg F. Remove it from the loaf pan and let it cool completely before slicing.
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