Every time I make this, it goes so quickly! It’s moist, tender, and flavorful. I was surprised how much I like this, and I don’t even like chocolate. It can be made into muffins, loaves, or even a Bundt cake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
In another bowl, mash the pumpkin, and stir in the sugar, oil, and eggs. Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, and stir lightly to combine. Use a rubber spatula to fold the pecans and chocolate chips into the batter. Gently run the spatula through the center of the bowl, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated.
Fill the prepared loaf pans about 3/4 full, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until the bread has risen, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Per Serving: 364 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 47.8g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 37.2mg; sodium 207.7mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.