Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds

Now that we are over halfway through October, we are firmly trenched in the flavors of fall...especially all things pumpkin. Today, I have a new favorite recipe of ours to share with you, Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds.

This Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds is out of this world good!

I think I've told you before that unless a recipe has chocolate as one of the ingredients, my family simply doesn't consider it dessert. Crazy, I know. I found this old recipe for pumpkin bread in my stash, but it didn't have chocolate in it. I didn't want to go with my standard of adding chocolate chips to the batter. Still, I thought it needed a little something, so I added a chocolate glaze to it. Ah-mazing! I think I may have to start adding this glaze to every quick bread I make.

Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

The recipe differs a little from my Disappearing Pumpkin Muffins, in that it doesn't have all the spices that the muffins have. This is precisely why it needed the chocolate glaze... and the Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds from Trader Joe's. (I shared them on Instagram a while back... did you go get some?)

Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds

Bread
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together except nuts. Fold in nuts. Pour into 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until done when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pans.

Glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Heat chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is completely melted. Cool slightly then pour over pumpkin bread and sprinkle with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.

My family devoured this bread like nobody's business. I just know your family will love it too! The bread itself isn't too "spicy", so the chocolate glaze just blends beautifully with the pumpkin and sends the flavor over the top. What's your favorite pumpkin treat?

You might like these recipes featuring pumpkin too!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
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13 comments:

  1. awwwwww, mmmmh!!!!!!! sooooo lecker!!! liebe grüße von angie

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  2. If it has chocolate...they will come! :) your bread looks delicious, Nici. We love pumpkin recipes in the fall and I'm adding this to my collection. I'm also sharing pumpkin recipes on my FB page this month, so I'm really excited to share this one. Everyone should have a bite of this! Thanks for sharing. Pinning too!

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  3. It looks yummy!! Save a piece for me :-)

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  4. Hi Nici! Your cake looks delicious! I love all sweet recipes with pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. My heavens!
    The beautiful shiny ganache is making my mouth water. I love this idea!
    It has an elegant look, which would make for a great after dinner dessert with friends.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Suzanne

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  6. The only thing better than pumpkin bread is chocolate glazed pumpkin bread. I agree that we should start putting chocolate glaze on all of our breads! Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning it now. ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

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  7. I will have to try your pumpkin bread ~ it looks so good!

    Carolyn

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  8. Hi Nici,
    Your Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread will just be perfect for the holidays. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This mouthwatering post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/10/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist_28.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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  10. This bread looks amazing! I'm drooling over the chocolate glaze and the spiced pumpkin seeds are such a unique touch to the top. Thanks for sharing some creative recipes with us this week!

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  11. Oh my! I made this pumpkin bread last night and it is delicious! I mean, delicious! FYI, I made it with freshly milled flour and the loaves came out perfectly.

    Rowena
    Antioch Carpet Stretching

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