Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall into Flavor - Harvest Loaf

My friend Linda @ 2nd Cup of Coffee is hosting Fall into Flavor all during the Fall Season. Lots of great recipes going up. Check it out or even better add your own. It's no holds barred comfort food, so go ahead and bring on the butter. Or sour cream if you are like me.


-1/2 cup marg. or butter (there, I got the butter requirement in Linda!)

-1 cup granulated sugar

-2 eggs

-1 cup solid pack canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

-2 cups flour

-1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

-1/2 tsp. of each of the following: salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger

-1 cup semi-sweet choc. chips

-1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar together in a smaller mixing bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time until it's smooth. Stir in the pumpkin.

In a larger mixing bowl combine the rest of the ingrediants. Stir until spices are spread throughout. Add wet ingrediants and stir just until moistened. Spoon into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350*F for 1 hour or until cake tester or toothpick shows it's done. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes. Turn onto cake rack to finish cooling. (I find I can leave it up to 20 minutes in the pan to cool. Turning it out right away results in it falling apart. It's a very dense loaf. LOL. Dense as in moist, not as in dim witted.)

No need to wrap if it's anything like at my house. This will not last. They will descend upon it and not leave a crumb.


Merrie said...

That sounds good... I never thought of pumpkin and chocolate, but hey, chocolate works with everything!

Cindy Swanson said...

Love anything with pumpkin or chocolate...I've actually pumpkin cookies and bars that include chocolate chips, and the two flavors go together beautifully! I need to try this one!

skoots1mom said...


Mocha with Linda said...

I can just smell it.

Michelle said...

Thanks Susanne it's such a rainy day here that this will be perfect to make with little miss.

Kim said...

I'm copying this recipe AND sending it to my daughter! Thanks for sharing.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

...and I thought I had figured it out by frosting pumpkin bars with mocha icing. This sounds wonderful!!!! I am getting so many good recipes today. This one will go on the top of the "BUY INGREDIENTS FOR..." list. Thank you.
Kindest thoughts,

Patricia said...

This sounds wonderful. I've just finished a batch of banana bread. I'm trying a recipe for sweet potato bread next, and while I'm out getting the rest of the ingredients for that, I'm grabbing some chocolate chips so this one's next.

I love anything with pumpkin in it...and well, chocolate is the way straight into my Mr. Amazing's heart.

Typing One-Handed

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Oooh, can't wait to try this! Yeah, that's right - bring on the butter!!

At my house, 20 minutes would be torture to wait to taste it. I'll have to hide it. Hmmm...Maybe in MY room?? =)