Save time this busy holiday season with a moist chocolaty bread from our Test Kitchen. Two pumpkin-flavored loaves can be made ahead and frozen for special events with just a few minutes of preparation.
I came across this recipe in a local newspaper about 10 years ago, and I still make the bread on a regular basis. The recipe conveniently yields a number of mini loaves, making gift-giving easy.—Linda Wood, Roanoke, Virginia
To reduce the fat and calories in this made over recipe, eliminate an egg, used half the amount of oil and just a third of the nuts called for in the original recipe. The sugar is also reduced by nearly 1 cup by using a combination of white and brown sugar to retain the sweetness of the original bread.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
My husband brought this recipe home from the office more than 20 years ago. Each fall, I bake several of these lovely loaves to share with family and friends. Pumpkin and peanut butter are a unique, delicious combination.
A touch of cinnamon helps blend the chocolate and pumpkin flavors in this tender bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas
Nicely spiced with cloves, cinnamon and pumpkin, this bread is a family favorite. Everyone who tastes a slice asks for the recipe. You can substitute raisins or chocolate chips for the walnuts. —Jean-Marie Hirsch of East Rochester, New York