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Glazed Double Chip Pumpkin Bread with Pecans / Freaky Friday Fall Edition!

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Happy fall, y’all!! 😀 And welcome to a fun edition of “Freaky Friday” where a small group of us bloggers get together several times a year to make and review another blogger in the group’s recipe! We are all assigned to another blogger in the group, secretly, and on reveal day, we all share what we’ve made and help promote each other’s blogs! 😀

Anyone out there planning a Halloween party? Attending one? Designing a crazy fun or super scary costume? Halloween used to be one of my favorite holidays when I was a kid! I loved making my own costumes, and usually started brainstorming months in advance! Carving our own pumpkins and roasting the seeds was always such a fun evening, and of course, a serious competition!

So, for this event, especially being held in the month of October, I definitely had Halloween, pumpkin and sweet treats on the brain! And this sweet bread sounded perfect! It would be spooktacular for any Halloween party, not to mention football and tailgating parties, too! 😉 So keep reading to learn about who I had and what wonderful fall-time treat I decided to make!

 

Freaky Friday Fall

 

For this year’s Fall Edition, I was assigned to a super cool blogger named Brandi, who is the brain child behind the blog, Aunt Bee’s Recipes! She has tons of family-friendly recipes, as well as frugal recipes, that are super handy for busy families such as her own! Brandi has 2 adorable kids and is married to the love of her life. They have made their nest in Huntsville, Alabama, where Brandi pours over her massive collection of cookbooks and scours the internet to create recipes that fit her family’s tastes and needs!

Though I very much enjoyed seeing quite a few savory recipes on her blog that I would love to try, such as her Crock Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast, Creamy Italian Sausage & Provolone Baked Subs, and her White Cheddar Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Bake, my sweet tooth was calling me big time, and I happened to already have the ingredients to make her Glazed Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!

And I could not have chosen a better recipe to make! 😀

My hubby said this was pure torture! Because the wonderful aroma filled the house, wafted clear next door, and wandered down the street! Don’t you just love it when the entire house smells like autumn?! 😀

 

pumpkin bread w chips

 

This bread is not only loaded with warm spices of fall, but there are two kinds of chips in there, along with a nice handful of chopped pecans! 😉

 

pumpkin bread cooling

 

But it doesn’t stop there! These gorgeous loaves also get topped with a nice glaze of confectioner’s icing! Does life get any better?

 

glazed double chip pumpkin bread

 

Luckily, this bread makes two loaves, also! So I was able to share an entire loaf with our dear friends next door! I love sharing with them, and was so happy that Brandi’s recipe made two!

I can’t thank her enough for this moist, rich and delightfully sweet bread! It will be a go-to recipe every fall, and cut into slices, then into thirds making “fingers”, this would be an excellent dessert for a Football Party, Halloween Party, or a beautiful and welcome addition to your holiday goodie tray!

You’ll definitely want to print this out or save it to Pinterest to keep for later! Please do take the time to pop over to Brandi’s blog, Aunt Bee’s Recipes, to see all of her family-friendly recipes! She has quite a nice collection that you don’t want to miss out on!

Thank you for having me, Michaela! I really had a wonderful time and look forward to doing this again!

Hope you all have enjoyed! 😀 Have a most wonderful day! 😀

 

Freaky Friday Fall

 

All of the participating Bloggers!

A Dish Of Daily Life || A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures || An Affair from the Heart || Aunt Bee’s Recipes || Belle of the Kitchen || Cooking on a Budget || Full Belly Sisters || Honey and Birch || LeMoine Family Kitchen || Pic-Nic || The Flavor Bender || The Foodie Affair || The Magical Slow Cooker || Who Needs A Cape || Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen

(*I did take just a few minute liberties with this one, as I enjoy using a little dark brown sugar, cutting down on the oil by subbing a little applesauce, and upping the spices just a tiny bit. An asterisk (*) after ingredient indicates a change or addition.)

So for the original recipe, please see Aunt Bee’s Recipes .

Yield: 2 loaves

Glazed Double Chip Pumpkin Bread with Pecans

Glazed Double Chip Pumpkin Bread with Pecans

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie spice blend*, (mine contains: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar*
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup (one 4 oz. serving size) unsweetened applesauce*
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Batter Additions:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chip
  • 1 cup chopped pecans*

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups* confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 4 Tbl. heavy cream, or as desired for thickness

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie spice, salt and baking soda to mix well. Set aside.
  • In mixer bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix just until all is moistened.
  • With a spatula, scrape beater, and bottom and sides of bowl, and fold making sure all is moistened and incorporated. Don't over mix.
  • Then fold in both kinds of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Pour into two greased 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  • Bake in preheated 350° oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, run a sharp knife around sides of pans, and invert loaves onto wire racks. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before glazing.
  • For the Glaze: In small bowl, mix confectioner's sugar and cream. (You may need a little more or less cream depending on the thickness you want)
  • Drizzle glaze over both, slice and serve!

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    Dini @ The Flavor Bender

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    Oh wow! I LOVE this! This is going to go on my Fall to bake list! I'm fairly sure that this will finish in one day! :)

    Kelly

    Monday 12th of October 2015

    You're going to love this bread! :D So happy that you're going to try it! :D

    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    These look so good! I just love the flavor combination...just looking at your pictures is putting me in the mood to bake!

    Kelly

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    Oh, I hope you try it, Michelle! :D It really was a wonderful bread! :D

    Sarah

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    This sounds like a winner! Perfect for fall. Can't wait to try it.

    Kelly

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    You're going to love it! :D

    Nicole

    Saturday 10th of October 2015

    This loaf is absolutely perfect!! It looks so moist and wonderful and I bet the chocolate and pecans just make it :)

    Kelly

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    Thanks!! It was delicious, Nic! :D You'll definitely want to make some! :D

    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    Saturday 10th of October 2015

    I LOVE the addition of the two kinds of chocolate chips and the pecans! This looks like the ultimate pumpkin bread! YUM!

    Kelly

    Sunday 11th of October 2015

    Thanks, Ashlyn! :D It really was!! Brandi did an excellent job creating this recipe! :D

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