pumpkin bread

Finally, a pumpkin themed recipe for October!


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (7.5 oz.) can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (4 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

In a separate large bowl beat together sugar and vegetable oil. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add the flour mixture and water slowly. Add in the pumpkin puree, pecans and chocolate chips and stir well to combine.

Add mixture into baking pan. Bake loaf for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Meanwhile beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk until a thick consistency forms. Pour over cooled pumpkin loaf. Slice and serve.

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