Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

When I was growing up, my mom made this every Christmas. The smell of it lingering through the house would be sure to wake us all up, and run for the kitchen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease 2 loaf pans; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, soda and spices.
  3. Cream butter with sugar and pumpkin, blend in eggs.
  4. At low speed add dry ingredients to egg mixture.
  5. Mix in chocolate and one cup walnuts, stir to blend.
  6. Pour into pans and sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts.
  7. Bake 350 for 1 1/2 hrs, top with glaze.
  8. For glaze:.
  9. combine dry ingredients, blend in cream or milk till misture becomes the consistency of glaze.
  10. Spread on loaves with removed from oven.
  11. Sprinkle remaining nuts on.
  12. After 5 minutes, remove from pans and cool on rack.


Most Helpful

I only wanted one loaf so I halved the recipe...I'm not a chocolate person, so I omitted the chocolate chips...It also only took 1 hour to bake...Perhaps the 1 1/2 hours the recipe calls for, is because of the original 2 loaves in the oven? I'm donating the loaf I made to a bake sale next week and I'm sure it'll go quick...Thank you for posting this recipe!

Cookin'withGas November 14, 2007

Well, I was somewhat disappointed by this bread. I expected much more flavor and a moister bread than what i got. I found the spices to be off balanced and the bread to be somewhat heavy and not at all as moist as you would think with pumpkin. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Nice flavor and goes well with coffee but still...was a tad disappointed overall.

Denise Powell January 12, 2006

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