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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip mini loaf with white chocolate ganache on a plate.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves


  • Author: Rebecca Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins (for mini loaf pan) OR 75 mins (for 9-inch loaf pans)
  • Total Time: 45 mins (for mini loaf pans) OR 95 mins (for 9-inch loaf pans)
  • Yield: 18 mini-loaves OR 2 standard size 9-inch loaves

Description

*Recipe includes instructions for baking these Pumpkin Bread loaves in two standard 9-inch loaf pans OR in an 18-cavity mini loaf pan. 


Ingredients

  • 8 oz white chocolate chips (if using a white chocolate bar, break it into small pieces)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 stick (4oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 29 ounces (3 cups) pumpkin puree
  • 10 oz. mini dark chocolate chips

FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE GLAZE:

  • 5 oz white chocolate chips (if using a bar, break into small pieces)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter, cut into 4 pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare an 18-cavity mini loaf pan OR two 9-inch loaf pans: If using a non-stick pan, spray the pan with non-stick baking spray. If your pan is not non-stick, grease and flour the loaf cavity of the pans. If using a mini-loaf pan, you can also line the loaf cavities with paper liners.
  3. Put the white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave it on medium for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir the chocolate and microwave on medium for another 30 seconds – 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after every 30 seconds, just until melted. Set aside.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to a medium sized bowl and stir with a wire whisk to combine.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until the mixture is lightened and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Stop every now and then to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl and beating on medium speed for 20 seconds after each addition.
  7. In a small bowl, add the buttermilk, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and whisk to combine.
  8. Add the pumpkin-buttermilk mixture and the dry ingredients in alternating additions, beating on low speed after each addition just long enough to combine: flour-pumkin-flour-pumpkin-flour-pumpkin-flour.
  9. Add the melted white chocolate and mix on low speed just until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  10. Distribute the batter evenly among mini-loaf cavities OR between two 9-inch loaf pans. The batter should come almost to the top of each cavity. 
  11. If baking mini-loaves: Bake for 20-25 minutes. If baking 9-inch loaves: Bake for 70-80 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into one of the loaves. If it comes out without any sign of raw batter, the loaves are done.
  12. Allow the loaves to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then gently remove using a small spatula or butter knife to a wire rack to cool completely.

PREPARE THE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

  1. Add the chocolate to a small bowl.
  2. Pour the cream into a glass measuring cup and microwave on high for 45 seconds – 1 minute, just until it begins to boil.
  3. Pour the cream over the white chocolate and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Stir the cream and chocolate, until all the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth. Add the butter, and stir until completely incorporated.
  4. Allow the ganache to cool to room temperature, then drizzle over the mini pumpkin loaves.

Notes

The size of mini-loaf pans vary, so one recipe may, or may not, yield the same amount of mini loaves as it did for me. I used this 18-Cavity mini-loaf pan, which creates loaves that are approximately 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches long.

Keywords: pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin chocolate chip, mini loaves, pumpkin spice dessert

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