Today is one of those perfect fall days where I could sip on a pumpkin spice latte and read a book while either sitting in front of my fireplace or curled up in my big comfy chair with a throw over my lap. I’m about to start reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I saw the movie and now can’t wait to read the book – I have a feeling it’ll be a good one to read (probably one of those I should have read first before watching the movie).
You know what would make it extra perfect? Something sweet to eat.
With it being PSL season (Pumpkin Spice Latte season) I thought it might be fun to pair my favorite fall drink with some sweet treats! Perfect timing too since you’ll be able to find me over on a new Facebook Page for a new series I’m in called Love At The Chocolate Shop. (check it out, like the page and get ready for a new series out in October all about a chocolate shop in a little town called Marietta).
Personally I think a Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf would go perfectly with either a mug of PSL or hot chocolate – don’t you?
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup water
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (or do chocolate shavings)
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Spray bottom only of two 8x4-inch loaf pans with with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until mixed; set aside.
- In large bowl, beat 2 cups sugar and the butter until creamy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beat well.
- Add water and pumpkin on low speed.
- Add flour mixture; beat until moistened (low speed).
- Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips (or do chocolate shavings or chopped chocolate...)
- Spread evenly in pans.
- Now for the topping...yum!
- Sprinkle tops with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (shavings etc) and 2 teaspoons sugar.
- You could even add a few tablespoons of pecans if you have them on hand.
- Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack.
- When cool, slather with butter or be adventurous and use a chocolate spread.
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