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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Yields1 Serving

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 cup sugar (white or brown)
 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. baking soda
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 cup pumpkin puree
 1/2 cup canola oil
 1/2 cup buttermilk, thin plain yogurt or milk
 3 large eggs
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1/2-1 cup chocolate chips, chopped walnuts or pecans, or a combination
1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9"x5" loaf pan with nonstick spray.

2

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, oil, milk, eggs and vanilla.

3

Add the wet ingredients to the dry along with a few handfuls of chocolate chips and/or nuts, if you're so inclined, and stir just until the batter comes together.

4

Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for an hour, until the top is cracked and springy to the touch.