Sunday, December 2, 2007

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Mmm, mmm! I made some awesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread last night, in preparation for our Hibernation day. It is my Aunt Dawn's recipe (actually I know it has been in the family longer than that, but for me, it is hers) for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with pumpkin substituted for the bananas. You should try it!

Here's the recipe:

1/2 C. sour milk (1/2 C. milk + 1/2 T vinegar)
1/3 C. shortening
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 C. (about 3) mashed bananas--or pumpkin
2 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 C. + chocolate chips

Preheat oven. Make sour milk. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs (beaten well). In a separate bowl, mix mashed bananas (or pumpkin) and sour milk. In another bowl, mix flour, salt, and soda. Mix dry and wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Spray loaf pans with cooking spray/oil. Fill pans and bake. Bake at 325* F for 45-50 minutes. That is what it officially says, but it always takes me longer than that!

Makes: 2 small loaves

This tastes fabulous with cream cheese spread all over it, or butter, or naked! Milk is also a lovely companion!


brentandsarah said...

Hey Erin! I'm so happy you've started a blog, I LOVE reading blogs. I have one too, its:
I'll have to try that pumpkin bread, it looks really good. I had a hibernation day today, too, I was up all night with heartburn and the beginings of a cold. The boys have colds, too, now, so if you want to get together sometime, we're in no danger of spreading it:)

fabulousJEN* said...

I came to your blog via Sarah Norman. I love chocolate and pumpkin and your recipe looks delish!
This wintery afternoon I made apple scones to enjoy with peppermint tea.
I remain~ listening to a beautiful Celtic Christmas concert * needing to fold clean clothes * looking forward to your next entry!

felicitouschick said... scones! I think I'd like that recipe! :) Sarah made the chocolate chip pumpkin bread today, so you could ask her how she liked it. Thanks for writing. This is my procrastination strategy for avoiding things like folding clothes. hee hee