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Spicy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Spicy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I like anything made with pumpkin, but this tender loaf is irresistible. Sometimes, I'll top it with a spicy glaze that feature nutmeg and cinnamon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE (optional):
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • 2. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.