So...video making has its ups and its downs. Lately there have been more downs. I made a YouTube video to go along with this blog post. I put on a cute outfit, did my makeup and my hair, balanced a crying, teething baby and mixing bread batter (as flour and baking soda flew everywhere) and guess what happened: I finished the video and was so proud of myself for finally finishing and giving it my all! I hit play to watch it before uploading to my laptop and...my head was cut off the whole time. Not literally, people. The camera showed my shoulders on down. Ugh! I thought, "Oh well, they'll still get to learn how to bake this bread. Who needs to see my face anyway?" So I tried uploading it. I tried three times. Nope. The files "weren't compatible". Or something.
Such is life! Anyway, I feel okay knowing I gave it my all.
1. 4 eggs
2. 1 tsp. salt
3. 2 cups 100% pure pumpkin
4. 2 tsp. cinnamon
5. 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used a whole bag. Ohhhh yeahhhh :))
6. 3 cups flour (Either regular unbleached or unbleached bread flour)
7. 2 cups sugar
8. 1 1/2 cups of canola or vegetable oil
9. 1 tsp. baking soda
10.2 large bowls
11. 2 bread pans
12. Cooking spray
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
2. In the first bowl combine the:
3. Stir the flour, salt, baking soda & cinnamon together until well mixed
4. In the second bowl add all four eggs and beat them
5. To the eggs add the:
6. Stir the pumpkin, oil, and sugar together until well mixed
7. Add the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the wet ingredients in the second bowl. Stir until well mixed. (Make sure to get all the bits of flour from the bottom. It kept appearing when I thought I was almost done!)
8. Fold in the chocolate chips
9. Spray your bread pan (liberally) with the cooking spray
10. Pour your bread batter into the pans evenly making sure that none of it is spilling/hanging over the sides
11. Put them on the middle rack in the oven for 70 minutes (or until the tops are golden brown)
12. Let them cool for at least 15 minutes then take them out of the pan and let them cool for another 5 or 10 minutes before cutting into them.
Tip: Let the bread cool COMPLETELY then turn it over to cut it into slices. No impatience! ;)
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe! It's absolutely delicious with a hot cup of coffee (especially while your baby is napping and you get time to yourself!) Let me know in the comments if you try it out!
Love you all!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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