Christmas Gift Loaf

Christmas Gift Loaf

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    1 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  ABNER100

“Great Holiday loaf with pumpkin, nuts, chocolate chips and icing. Doubling the batch will yield three 8x4 inch loaves.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 9x5 inch loaf



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture alternately with the pumpkin puree, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the walnuts until evenly distributed. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the top.
  3. Bake for 65 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool, then remove from the pan, and drizzle with icing.
  4. To make the icing, stir together the confectioners' sugar and heavy cream with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth.

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This is an excellent bread for giving at the Holidays. I have made this bread for 2 years now and everyone loves it! I have not made any changes, it is great as is!

Marsha D

Marsha D

I just made this for a cocktail party - doubled the recipe, used mini chips and baked them in miniature loaf pans and sliced so the servings were more size-appropriate for a cocktail party. Decreased bake time to about 35 mins for mini loaves. DELICIOUS!

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I made two small changes: I used Hershey cinnamon chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans instead of walnuts. I chose to make muffins out of this recipe instead of one big loaf. I did get 12 medium sized muffins out of one recipe. Mine were done at just about 20 minutes. We thought this quick bread recipe was very nice but the glaze made it a little too sweet. I thought it could use a little more pumpkin or something to make it a little moister. Next time, I might up the pumpkin to a full cup and forgo the glaze all together OR skip the chips and go with the glaze.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 359 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 43.1 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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