Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

 
I don’t usually post on weekends, but I just had to get out one last pumpkin recipe. : )
And then, I PROMISE I will not be posting pumpkin recipes for a good while.
This bread is perfect for these blustery days (as pooh says) and while it freezes well, ours didn’t have much of a chance to make it to the freezer.  It’s a little dense but still very moist, and I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate.  I think next time I’ll try using mini chocolate chips so they’ll be a little more evenly dispersed.  But either way, this one’s a winner!
 
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD
 
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
15 oz (about 1 3/4 cups) pumpkin puree
1 cup oil, canola or vegetable
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
 
Mix flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
In another bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, and water until well combined.
Stir wet mix into dry mixture, just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter between two greased 9 by 5 loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
 
Recipe source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
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