October 18th, 2012

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips



Today I published the third part of the journal that I kept when my husband and I went to Russia to adopt our daughter from an orphanage when she was five years old.  I also included several pictures, and if you would like to check it out, click here:

To Russia For Love, Part 3

With our daughter Makayla in front
of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.


With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to share a pumpkin recipe, and it just so happens that I had three different recipes for pumpkin bread  I decided to see which one was the best, so I made all three of them.  It turns out that each one had something different that I liked about it.  I used the best part of each recipe, combined them together, and came up with this new recipe for Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips.  One of the three recipes had a lot of spices in it (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves), and if you don’t know me by now, I love adding flavor to foods by using a lot of spices.  Another recipe had the chocolate chips in it, and the third recipe was particularly moist because it had pudding in it.

The chocolate chips are a great addition, but they are optional.  In fact, I noticed that you can taste the spices in the bread more when the chocolate chips are left out.  It’s great either way!

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

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4 Responses to “Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips”

  1. What an incredible adoption story, I cannot wait to read more. You took me far away from my desk here in Ontario, Canada!

  2. Lois, thanks so much for your comment. I’m glad you are enjoying our adoption story. I’ve been wanting to do something with that journal for a long time, but I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. Funny that it ended up on my cooking blog.

  3. Love your recipes!
    But before I try this one, why the vanilla pudding?
    I’ve never heard of using this ingredient in pumpkin bread and was wondering if it took away the pumpkin & spice taste?

  4. Sharon, the pudding helps to keep this pumpkin bread moist, and it does not take away from the flavor. However, if you really like the pumpkin and spice taste, you might want to consider omitting the chocolate chips as I personally think the chocolate taste does lessen the pumpkin and spice taste a little. I like it both ways, and it’s really just a personal preference thing.

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