October 18, 2013

One Bowl Coffee Nut White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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Please. Go make this bread.

It is literally the best quick bread I've made.  Ever.  And I've made several dozen pumpkin loaves (just ask my family)  So, seriously, go make this bread.

Last Christmas, my aunt brought a loaf of pumpkin bread and I was hooked. (Get this!) I hadn't made some pumpkin bread before. By February, I had made six different loaves. True story. (My poor family!)  This is perfect holiday bread. It's got the pumpkin and warm fall spices, crunchy hazelnuts, strong coffee flavor, and studs of sweet white chocolate chips (which melt into sugar puddles when the bread is warmed. No need for butter!) 

I'd say the coffee flavor is the strongest and if you aren't a big fan of coffee, decrease the amount to one teaspoon or omit completely, although I can't vouch for the results. I was surprised; coffee and pumpkin are a crazy good combo!  I loved it. And all the textures; crunch from the nuts and smoothness from the white chocolate chips.  This bread is very moist thanks to the 1-1/4 cup pumpkin. I underbaked my bread at 35 minutes (because I just love gooey middles!:) but if you're not a fan of soft dough in the middle, bake for 40-45 minutes.  
And it's done in only one bowl!  You now don't have to wash a dozen bowls ... you're welcome. 

The holiday season is fast approaching!  We're already halfway through October!  Where did time fly?  With the migrating birds, because it is definitely getting colder. (Sorry, that was really weak.  I won't tell you at what time I'm typing this!)  And that means I get to switch wardrobes!  Since we've been doing lots of cleaning out and organizing before the new baby, I've been in an organizing mood. This means I've been motivated to go through my room and get rid of a lot of stuff.  Is it just me, or is it unless you get a new bed and paint job, no one notices the hard work you've spent going through all that worthless clutter and junk you've kept?  All those drawings and lists that have been in your closet for your future grand kids?  I guess I can walk into my room, knowing the hours I spent organizing that drawer were well spent.  I think it's because I'm the only one who knew about the stack of papers and notes in the corner ... covered up by the box of doll clothes ... which no one was supposed to see to begin with!  I have to be in the mood to clean. And when I am, I throw nostalgia out the window. It's ironic, because I used to be a pack rat and kept everything (future generations *cough*  After this weekend, theyll just have to rely on stories!)  Oh well, Goodwill and my friends should be benefitting from my organizing mood!  

Thankfully, my pumpkin bread mood never leaves me ... especially when it's buried under hazelnuts, coffee, and white chocolate. :)

One Bowl Coffee Nut White Chocolate Pumpkin  Bread 
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life 
Yield: 1 loaf (12-16 slices) 

1-1/2 cup flour (I used half whole wheat and half all purpose) 
2/3 cup sugar (I used half brown, half granulated)
1/2 teaspoon each salt, baking soda, and baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules (use 1 for less coffee flavor)
1 egg 
1/4 cup oil
1-1/4 cup pure pumpkin purée 
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips 
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts 

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour an 8x4 loaf pan.

 In a large bowl, whisk egg, oil, pumpkin puree and milk until smooth.  Add flours, sugars, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee granules and stir until incorporated, being careful not to over stir.  Fold in white chocolate chips and hazelnuts.  

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 (for gooey middles) to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool for 20-30 minutes before letting cool on a wire rack.  Wrap in foil and freeze or store in an airtight container until serving. 

Related Recipes:

Cinnamon and Sugar Zucchini Bread

For more pumpkin ideas, check out my All Things Pumpkin Board.  And My Sweet Bread Addiction Board has more sweet bread ideas than I could ever bake! 


  1. This sounds absolutely delicious (I LOVE coffee flavoured anything) and your pictures are stunning. I wish I had been as talented as you are at your age. You have a seriously bright future in front of you!

  2. Wow, best you ever made?! I can see why...looks delish! Mmm so moist. I'm loving those white chocolate chips too. :)
    Tina at www.tinaschic.com

    1. Thanks Tina! I will never eat dry bread (toasted, yes, dry, no!) and I'm slowly coming to love white chocolate. Especially in this bread!

  3. Oh my this looks tasty!! Like seriously... I'm drooling over here! I've never thought to add white chocolate chips to pumpkin bread... what a good idea!

    1. Pumpkin and white chocolate is a delicious combo! Although, for me, pumpkin and coffee are even better. :) Thanks Cailee!

  4. I've never made pumpkin bread but this one looks so awesome that I'm eager to try it! I love those white chocolate pockets and te crunch form the hazelnuts... Girl, you make this sound so delish!
    *Sighs* I'd need to organize my room and wardrobe as well, but I'm never on the mood ;)

    1. Oh girl, you must try pumpkin bread. It's like, a fall requirement!

  5. Pumpkin bread sounds soooo good. My mom bought a can of pumpkin today just because. We also have some white chocolate chips. We also have coffee but who cares about that as long as theres is pumpkin and white chips this bread will be great. Oh and be sure to check out my blog really soon!!!!

    1. Pumpkin and white chocolate is such a good combo! Thanks Mary!

  6. Oh goodness I just made a pumpkin banana bread loaf today and I wish I had seen this earlier!!! This looks so delicious. Of course I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin :)

    1. Me too! Say pumpkin and I come running! We have a pumpkin banana bread we love, too. Thanks Paige!

  7. I have not made pumpkin bread before and I am now very curious to try this super moist one! I made a pear bread that I loved and I am in need for another fall spiced bread. This looks great especially that there is hefty coffee in there. Oh, I'm with you on the organizing. It's that time of the year for me too and I am cleaning out my closet this weekend. Hope you have a great weekend :)

    1. I have always wanted to bake with pears! Please share it, I want to try it now! "Hefty coffee" -> that is definitely the way to describe this!
      Ah yes, cleaning out the closets can be so fun and yet so frustrating. Spring cleaning? More like autumn purge! :)

  8. oh... look at this perfect pumpkin bread!! It looks amazing and I love the white chocolate you added!!
    thanks for sharing this beauty dear :)
    xox Amy

    1. Thanks Amy! I'm slowly discovering white chocolate isn't as bad as I thought :)

  9. Hey there, find your blog through the SugarHero blog :-) I dont cook for my brothers and sisters but have my husband and 2 children that form my very trusty Quality Department ;-) Great recipe!

    Have a good week!

  10. Loving this! The bread looks so moist in the middle, how can I resist it? Plus the chocolate... yum!

  11. The combination of flavors sound delicious! I love the way you describe it! Makes me wish for a slice. Or two. I am the same way! I save and save and then it all gets to be too much and I purge it all at once to make room for more stuff haha. It's a vicious cycle.


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