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Pumpkin Mocha Bread


Wouldn’t this taste good this weekend?

 

Seems like a strange combination but they really compliment each other.

 

I just happened to have this loaf pan I had picked up at Home Goods.  Normally I would use a normal size loaf pan.  These are a nice size to share.  The pan makes loaves 2 1/2 by 3 1/2.  Recipe made 8 of the minis plus 3 of the little ones.  The little pans are 3 X6.  I will have to add med and large pan dimensions later.  Makes 3 medium or 2 large loaves.

Pumpkin Mocha Bread

I
had this at a coffee shop one time and I thought, how hard can it be.
So for once, I went home and made up my own recipe. Pretty good if I do
say so myself.  Yes those are chocolate CHUNKS (not chips).
4 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp clove
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
Mix together all above dry ingredients.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, beat
4 large eggs
1 cup oil
1 15 oz. can pumpkin

 

Dissolve 6 heaping tsp. instant coffee in 2/3 cup warm water.  Add to wet ingredients  then add the dry ingredients, beating on low just until
combined.
Fold in 1 12oz. package Nestles Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks. (I can only find them at Wal Mart).
Spray
2 Large loaf pans with Pam or 3 med pans. Divide batter evenly among
pans. Bake at 350 65-70 minutes for 2 large pans or 40-50 minutes for 3
med pans.  35 minutes for little pans and 27 minutes for mini pans. OR
until top feels firm when lightly touched and toothpick comes out clean.
Allow
to cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans and continue to cool. Very good
with morning coffee or given to neighbors as gifts at Thanksgiving or
Christmas.*** For a healthy version try the following substitutions from my test kitchen in North Carolina, Thanks Cathy!

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
1 cup applesauce instead of oil
1 1/2 cups sugar

Everything else stays the same!

Freezes well.  Microwave a slice for about 5 sec before eating to make the chocolate gooey.  Yummo!

 

By Cindy, October 18, 2017
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  • Amanda Thompson
    October 8, 2011

    SOOO excited I found your blog! I STILL make recipes you made for me…like your strawberry shortcake! I think you might be one of the best cooks out there! Much love and CONGRATS on your grandson!!!
    Amanda (Hutchison) Thompson

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