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Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel RECIPE

Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Streusel






Tis the Season for all things Pumpkin!  Check out this delicious recipe I found from NYT food columnist Melissa Clark's Recipe Box.  Here's the step-by-step below.  






  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon cold butter
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients













Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a nonstick 9-inch loaf pan. 

Prepare the streusel: In a bowl, combine the brown sugars, nuts, cinnamon and ginger. Cut in butter with pastry blender or your fingers until mixture is crumbly. Divide the mixture in half and add the chocolate chips to one half. Leave the other plain and set it aside for the topping.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin, sour cream, rum and vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture.Pumpkin Bread Batter








Spoon half of the batter into pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chip streusel over the batter, not allowing streusel to touch sides of pan.

Pumpkin Bread Middle Layer








Top with remaining batter. Make sure batter layer touches edges of pan. Sprinkle remaining streusel on the top.

Pumpkin Bread Top Layer








Pop it in the oven…and here's how it looks after baking half way through…







Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes in pan on wire rack. Unmold and cool completely.

Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Streusel






And finally, enjoy a nice warm slice with a delicious cup of coffee!  Mmmmm….

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