I made this recipe for the first time this Fall, and have since made it several times. It is my new favorite homemade bread. It is unbelievably moist, with the right touch of sweetness, and is incredibly delicious with a cup of coffee. This recipe makes 2 nice size loaves, and can be easily wrapped and frozen for later use as well. And of course, you can make this recipe without using organic ingredients, too.
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree*
1/2 cup vegetable oil*
1/2 cup apple sauce*
2/3 cup water
2 cups sugar*
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
*Denotes organic ingredients used
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two medium-sized loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, applesauce, water and sugar until well blended.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for about 1 hour, 15 mins in the preheated oven. Check loaves after 1 hour in the oven. Loaves are done when toothpick (or knife) inserted in center comes out clean.
This loaf also makes a fabulous gift! Enjoy!