Thursday, November 12, 2009

Add a Little Spice to Your Life!

I'm not a fan of pumpkin. Maybe it's my refined pallet, but normally my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the macaroni and cheese, the honey baked ham and my Nana's dressing capped off with a nice piece of chocolate pie. I can't even remember having pumpkin pie let alone liking it!

You can imagine my surprise when I tried some of my mother-in-law's delicious bread which I thought was "spice bread" only to find out it was pumpkin spice bread! I had unknowingly eaten a version of pumpkin bread....and liked it!! It might have had something to do with the surprise goodies baked inside, but I'll get to that later...

She was kind enough to share the recipe and I whipped up a batch just the other night. I have had it for breakfast the last 2 days and I now feel it is my duty to share the goodness with you. I'm pretty sure I'll be serving it to my family on Thanksgiving morning!

Pumpkin Spice Bread- yields 2 large loaves
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 cup pecans
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 16oz. can pumpkin
*The special ingredient is optional....

Bake at 375 for 1 hour

Mix all of the ingredients together and then add a bag of chocolate chips! (Because my mother in law is the bomb.com like that...) I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate, but I know she uses the Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips and she only uses 1/2 the bag...I like mine with more chocolate.
And wha-la! Yummy goodness even non-pumpkin lovers will love! If you don't tell they really won't even know!

17 comments:

Liz said...

Nice pics, you crazy food blogger, you!!!

I'm going to make this for MY fam on Thanksgiving, too! :)

Kate said...

Whoo-hoo, looks yummy! I am with you, I don't like pumpkin stuff, but I could handle bread!

for the love said...

YUM! I love the idea of pecans and chocolate chips in pumpkin bread! I'll have to try that in my go-to pumpkin bread recipe.

I don't like (okay, hate) pumpkin pie too, but I love pumpkin bread, muffins, etc. Have you tried pumpkin roll? Libby's has a recipe. It's basically pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing, rolled up. Heavenly!

Kaitlin said...

Yum thank you for sharing this recipe.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Ohh looks like a yummy yummy recipe! My favorite is the crunchier top!

Mireya said...

I will definitely be bookmarking this one! Thanks for sharing :)

Joyce said...

mmmmm yum, definetely trying this one

Elicia said...

I don't like pumpking either. I make banana bread with chocolate chips in it sometimes...might have to give this a shot!

Heather said...

Pumpkin is my ultimate fave food!! I may have to make this bread immediately!

PS Thanks for reading my blog!

Kate Mendenhall said...

Ugh, I love and miss her pumpkin bread. You lucky! (Have you tried her lemon poppy seed bread??)

High-Heeled Wife said...

omg that looks soo yummy!!!!!!!

The Peek-A-Bootique said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! This pumpkin break looks delicious & I will be making it very soon!

ShannonLeideker said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your page is too cute, this recipe looks soooo good!

RM said...

Alyssa and I have the laptop open (literally sitting on top of the stove and we're baking the bread right now! WE LOVE FALL! (and TIFFANY!)

Ali Gibson Schmid said...

YUMMY, YUMMY! I had to make it after seeing those delicious pics -- thanks for sharing the recipe!

Angeline said...

wow! I so want to make this this weekend! Thank you! I hope I can bake it as pretty as yours ;)

Sara said...

Yum! I think this bread will be visiting a table near me very soon! Thanks for sharing!