lf you’ve been following our Immaculate Baking blog, then you know that yours truly started out as someone who’s never even opened the oven in the apartment she’s lived in, let alone bake anything, until she got on to this brand. It was a manageable transition, starting from learning how to pop open a can of cinnamon rolls, and the break-and-bake cookies are always fail-proof. And then I graduated to adding ingredients to our refrigerated dough to make fancier recipes. And now. Now we’ve got flour in our goodies portfolio, now’s when things start to get interesting.
Who would’ve thought a non-baker like me would one day be making loaves of breads from scratch? If there’s any lesson to all this, it’s we should never underestimate our own abilities, our potential are all astounding, especially where it involves food!
In celebration of the Fall season, I thought there’s nothing more befitting than a couple loaves of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. You could make a glaze to go over it, but I like my pumpkin bread just the way it is – crunchy with the toasted walnuts and gooey with the melted chocolate, that’s plenty made-from-scratch yumminess for me!
You Will Need:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 2 cups Immaculate Baking Co.™ Organic All-Purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Here’s How to Start Bakin’:
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9×5-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
- In large bowl, mix butter, granulated sugar, eggs and pumpkin with wire whisk. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread in pan.
- Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
- In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over loaf. Let glaze set up before slicing, about 30 minutes.