One week to Halloween! The countdown is on to all of the fun and treats. This is a favorite family bread recipe that I love to make during this time of year. My Aunt gave it to me...and sadly she is now an Angel in heaven, due to cancer. But whenever I make this bread I fondly think of her, and I'd love to share it with you today.
It's got pumpkin, chocolate chips and lots of lovely Fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And once it's finished you top it with a sweet spiced glaze. Yum!
First, grease a 9x5 loaf pan and preheat oven to 350*.
Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
Add sugar and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
Measure out 3/4 c. of pumpkin, and add it along with dry ingredients alternating each time - but beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
Measure 1 c. of mini chocolate chips and pour and fold into batter. Walnuts can also be added, but I don't as my kiddos don't like nuts in most things.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 65-75 minutes depending on your oven. I have a convection oven and it takes a little less than this, but it does take longer than many standard quick breads.
Then, once bread is cooled, mix together spiced glaze and pour over loaf. Let bread rest 6 hours before slicing. Enjoy! Here is the recipe off of the card my Aunt Joanne wrote for me: