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Harvest Loaf Pumpkin Bread

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Canned pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Semi sweet chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Keep aside

MAKING
3. In an electric mixing bowl, cream together the butter with sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined.
5. Add pumpkin puree and blend for about 2 minutes until well combined.
6. In another bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Stir nicely.
7. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and blend until just combined.
8. Stir in the chocolate chips and blend until just combined and soft.
9. Take the greased pan, pour the batter into it and spread it evenly, and smooth out the top.
10. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour or until the tester comes out clean.
11. Once done, remove the pan from the oven and let the loaf sit in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove and let the loaf cool completely on a rack before serving.

SERVING
12. Cut the loaf into desired slices and serve with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Fall
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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