The holidays are finally here and our family is doing all the traditional holiday stuff---including baking yummy breads and treats! Although canned pumpkin is available all year 'round, it only seems appropriate to bake with it in the fall. I usually come up with at least one new pumpkin recipe each autumn season, and this year is no exception. You'll love the spicy zest I've added to my favorite pumpkin bread recipe.
Mexican Chocolate Cake. It's amazing how the inclusion of cinnamon brought out the deliciousness in that rich chocolate cake. "Mexican" chocolate usually features the addition of cinnamon and chili powder to give it a spicy zing. Since I tend to be a bit on the extravagant side, I figured five added spices couldn't hurt anything in this experiment!
Dollar General, which is just up the street from where I live. I love that smaller "corner store" feel to Dollar General and it's great that I can find many of the things I need without having to drive to or navigate the larger superstores. What's more, Dollar General offers coupons I can use right from my phone, and this season they're offering deals on many of my favorite baking items. Visit the Dollar General website to download your coupons, as well.
Here's the recipe. Let me know if you make it as I'd love to hear how it worked for your family!
Mexican Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
2 15 oz. cans pumpkin
1 1/2 c. oil
3 c. sugar
4 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. chili powder
1 pkg. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º and grease 3 loaf pans. Mix the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients and then stir into the wet mixture. Pour into pans and bake 45 min. or until done all the way through.
Be sure to visit Dollar General's website to download coupons for your favorite products like DiGiorno, Nestle Toll House Morsels, Nescafe Taster’s Choice, and Coffee-mate. For more creative pumpkin recipes, check out:
Pumpkin Pie Fudge
Pumpkin Banana Bread
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sprinkle
Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Bread