Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Total Time
1 hr
1 hr

A little something we made up, and served over the holidays. Prep time also includes cooling time.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease bottom only of 2 (8x4) inch loaf pans with shortening.
  2. Lightly flour (or spray botttoms of pans with cooking spray, if you choose this than DO NOT FLOUR.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir 1st five ingredients until mixed, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups sugar, and butter with mixer an medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or till creamy.
  5. Add eggs , 1 at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Beat in water and pumpkin on low speed.
  7. Add flour mixture, and beat for 1 minute.
  8. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and spread evenly in pans.
  9. Sprinkle tops with remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, the pecans, and the 1 tablespoon sugar.
  10. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes or until the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from pans to cooling rack, and let cool completely for 1 1/2 hours.