Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


This isn't a recipe I've been making for years, but it's one I definitely plan on making for years to come. I found the recipe at My Baking Addiction (she adapted it from and immediately had to try it myself. The bread filled the house with a mouthwatering aroma as it baked and ended up tasting even better than it smelled. This recipe makes three loaves -- enough for sharing with friends, family, coworkers. I plan to bake up a few batches for the annual holiday cookie swap with my extended family!

3 cups white sugar

1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

4 eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9x5 inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, vanilla and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake for 1 hour, or until middle no longer feels soft. Cool on wire racks before removing from pans.

Make 3 loaves.