Great Holiday loaf with pumpkin, nuts, chocolate chips and icing. Doubling the batch will yield three 8x4 inch loaves.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture alternately with the pumpkin puree, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the walnuts until evenly distributed. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the top.

  • Bake for 65 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool, then remove from the pan, and drizzle with icing.

  • To make the icing, stir together the confectioners' sugar and heavy cream with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 54.7mg 18% DV; sodium 307.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
I just made this for a cocktail party - doubled the recipe, used mini chips and baked them in miniature loaf pans and sliced so the servings were more size-appropriate for a cocktail party. Decreased bake time to about 35 mins for mini loaves. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
I just made this for a cocktail party - doubled the recipe, used mini chips and baked them in miniature loaf pans and sliced so the servings were more size-appropriate for a cocktail party. Decreased bake time to about 35 mins for mini loaves. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2008
This is an excellent bread for giving at the Holidays. I have made this bread for 2 years now and everyone loves it! I have not made any changes it is great as is! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2012
I made two small changes: I used Hershey cinnamon chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans instead of walnuts. I chose to make muffins out of this recipe instead of one big loaf. I did get 12 medium sized muffins out of one recipe. Mine were done at just about 20 minutes. We thought this quick bread recipe was very nice but the glaze made it a little too sweet. I thought it could use a little more pumpkin or something to make it a little moister. Next time I might up the pumpkin to a full cup and forgo the glaze all together OR skip the chips and go with the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
Very good bread! I didn't have semi sweet chips so used milk chocolate instead. Also used 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 white sugar. I omitted the icing because I wanted to keep the taste a little more simple & wanted to just have it warm with butter. Will for sure make again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
Made this for a family christmas party. Everyone loved it! Said it went great with coffee. The icing was very yummy! Followed the recipe exactly!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
This loaf comes out beautiful. I did a triple batch and was able to generate 10 mini-loafs I baked them for about 45 minutes in total. I can't speak to the flavor because I gave them away but no complaints! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
Its one of the best pumpkin recipes I have tried! My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2006
This was really good. I used only Robin Hood Multi Grain flour for bread and didn't make the icing and it turned out great and was very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
This was very good. I changed out some of the flour for whole wheat but other than that followed the recipe as written. Very tasty thanks! Read More
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