Wednesday, October 1, 2014

cocoa streusel pumpkin bread

It's hard to imagine Fall without Pumpkin Bread.

It's a staple in our home late September through November. It's so good warmed up with a dab of butter  . . . studded with chocolate chips . . . or even topped with streusel.

And this year, it's all about cocoa streusel. Since discovering this chocolate, brown sugar, and cinnamon mixture a few months ago, I thought it would be delicious to add multiple layers of cocoa streusel to moist, tender pumpkin bread. Oh . . . and a chocolaty brown streusel on top is quite yummy, too!

I love this pumpkin bread recipe! It's been my favorite for several years. It's moist and flavorful . . . and calls for a whole can of pumpkin!

     And the best part . . . it tastes even better the day AFTER you bake it, and the day after that.

Cheers to Fall baking! I hope you treat your family to this delightful season treat.

moist & flavorful
pumpkin bread
3 ½ cups flour, sifted
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup water
1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
2 cups mini chocolate chips, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare pans with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine oil, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and water in a large bowl.  Mix until well combined
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice; add to wet mixture and stir until well combined. Do not over mix.

Fold chocolate chips into batter.

You can make two or three batter/streusel layers. I prefer to make three!
Here's how . . . spoon a layer of batter into the pan(s). Sprinkle a few tablespoons of streusel evenly over the batter. Top with more batter, and then sprinkle with a few more tablespoons of streusel mixture evenly over the batter. Spoon more batter on top. Sprinkle streusel topping mixture evenly over the batter. 

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45-50 minutes for large loafs, 20-25 minutes for mini loafs, and 15-18 minutes for muffins, and 12 minutes for mini muffins
Allow to cool 10 minutes;  remove and let cool on rack.

cocoa streusel 
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3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 Tablespoons all purpose flour
4 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
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In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. 
Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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  1. I can see that it's Pumpkin season already:) I love pumpkin pies, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin anything:)

  2. I purchased a few pie pumpkins from the farmers market today and pumpkin bread sounds like a good way to use them.. Don't ya just love TJ's.. Wishing I had a piece with the tip I am sipping on!

  3. Oh my, Suzanne, this looks and sounds wonderful! I've been searching for new pumpkin recipes, so thanks for sharing yours! :)

  4. Sold! I was craving pumpkin bread today, and put canned pumpkin on my grocery list. I know which recipe I'll be using :)

  5. I have seen so many delicious looking fall treats this week. Your recipe will be added to my long list of treats to bake. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I think I would be tempted to cut just the top quarter of the bread off and eat it all at once. That topping looks so delicious! :)

  7. This looks absolutely divine!

  8. I make a lot of pumpkin bread and other things pumpkin in the Fall but this is so different that I must try it! Looks delicious. Pinned!

  9. This looks really moist and tasty. :)

  10. That doesn't sound like it sucks at all. :)

  11. Oh my! Maybe I'll need to make this, too, to go along with my cocoa!! Yum!!
    Does this recipe make two or three full size loaves, Suzanne?
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Project Inspire{d}!! Pinning!!

  12. Do you know that I have never made pumpkin bread! It looks amazing though, so I think this is definitely something I am going to have to rectify!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning!

  13. Anonymous5:35 PM

    This recipe sounds so delicious! I'm going to make it tomorrow while the kids are in school;)

  14. 1. Your blog is BEAUTIFUL! 2. This looks and sounds AMAZING! 3. Can I substitute allspice or something similar for the pumpkin pie spice?

  15. My mom use to make a bread very similar to this, This reminds me so much of her recipe. Love if you can share this on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria

  16. This is amazing! I just bought Trader Joe's canned pumpkin and now I know exactly what to do with it! Love your pics, so beautiful! Hope that are doing great Suzanne!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

  18. I love pumpkin bread and I bet the streusel is delicious! I agree, Fall means baking comfort foods! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Um, yum. This looks great and it's a twist on pumpkin bread I've yet to see. Pinning this and making it sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing at Showstopper Saturday!

  20. Anonymous4:29 AM

    If I don't already love these kind of breads enough already but now you've got the idea of warm with butter in my mind, perfect Suzanne! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  21. I love pumpkin bread and you have inspired me to make some today! Thank you for linking up to Show Me Saturdays.

  22. Oh your recipes always look so good! Your kitchen must smell amazing all the time :) So glad you link up to the Be. You. tiful link party :) Hugs Adrienne

  23. I love this time of the year for all of the wonderful pumpkin recipes! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  24. That looks amazing! Great photos!


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