Taste of the Ozarks: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Here’s a great recipe for those pumpkin lovers.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
1 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease & flour the bottom and sides of a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
In a large bowl whisk together the oil and sugars until smooth. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Stir in the pumpkin.
Fold the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, then gently fold in the chocolate chips. I reserve about 1 tablespoon for sprinkling on top.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, optionally sprinkle the top with a few more chocolate chips.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean