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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

3 C. white sugar

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

1 C. vegetable oil

2/3 C. water

4 eggs

3 ½ C. all-purpose flour

1 T. ground cinnamon

1 T. ground nutmeg

2 t. baking soda

1 ½ t. salt

1 C. miniature semisweet chocolate chips

½ C. chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175° C).  Grease and flour three 9X5 inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs.  Beat until smooth.  Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.  Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.  Fill pans ½ to ¾ full.

  3. Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.  Cool on wire racks before removing from pans.