Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Because Everything is Better in Chocolate (a.k.a. You Capture - Food)

Pumpkin Bread/Muffins

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 c. pumpkin puree
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. water
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice (if you have it in your pantry; otherwise, tastes fine without)
1/2 c. walnuts lots and lots of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.

Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the nuts chocolate.

Pour into a well-buttered loaf pan or muffin tin. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Good. Batter. Without chocolate.

Better. Batter. With chocolate. Yum!

Good. Plain pumpkin bread made especially for the Mister with love because he prefers his quick breads sans chocolate. Which means he doesn't really know how to Live.

Better. Pumpkin bread muffins laced with chocolate.

Happy Thanksgiving! And for more pictures of Food, visit I Should Be Folding Laundry.


Stillmary said...

Ohhhh! I love a new recipe; especially one that substitutes chocolate chips for walnuts. I'm definitely going to try this and not just because of the recipe but because of the pictures and narrative as well. Very entertaining!

rebekah said...

looks divine! i must try it!

monstergirlee said...

Those look so good! I love some chocolate chips in my banana bread - but I may have to try the pumpkin bread. Nice pics!

Anonymous said...

Nice! LOL and as for the banana bread comment.. thanks for posting the chocolate chip idea a day AFTER I make banana bread! LOL That sounds REALLY good now!

Arby said...

Have a safe, happy, and chocolatey Thanksgiving!

Alana Jo said...

I am a pumpkin nut. This is a must try.

-Alana Jo

CrossView said...

You are a woman of exquisite tastes! And what is it with these men? How can they not appreciate the deliciousness of chocolate??!!

5thsister said...

Pumpkin + Chocolate = Yumminess!

Teacher Mommy said...

I may just have lost some respect for Mark.

Just sayin.'

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Yep. With chocolate. I agree. Makes a prettier picture too!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

You know how to bake. ;) Chocolatey pumpkin bread is a lovely idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...I have to agree, everything is better with chocolate! I had to bookmark this recipe, and want to try it out later this weekend -- thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Love it, going to be testing out this recipe (with chocolate of course) this week!

@nnie said...

I am so going to make these... tomorrow!!! ok, maybe Sunday (we are in Mexico for Thanksgiving!) but YUMMY! I've been looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe. Thanks Kathleen!

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, Kathleen! These sound amazing.

Bernie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! This sounds awesome. Thank you for your sweet messages on my blog. You are so sweet.



Anonymous said...

I've tried pumpkin and butterscotch but never pumpkin and chocolate. YUM!

~Mendie~ said...

yum...good substitution.

Vera said...

I could not agree more - everything's definitely better with chocolate :)

tsinclair said...

looks yummy!

Life with Kaishon said...

Seriously these look SO great : ) and so perfect for Thanksgiving weekend! You know, the weekend that just passed : )

JadeLD said...

I've been meaning to try some more pumpkin recipes, inspired by a lot of the US blogs I've read. Now I have a tasty recipe, the chocolate really helped convince me! Thanks for the recipes.