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.
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 Seeds
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.
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?
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