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From September through November, you’ll be hard pressed to find a baked good (or latte) that doesn’t contain fall’s finest gourd. But classic pumpkin bread? It’s the reason we care. This quick bread is a classic — it’s sweet, spicy, and begs to be slathered with soft butter or cream cheese.
Mix the wet ingredients and the dry, then fold the first into the second. Here’s the step that will set your loaf apart: Divide the batter in two, and stir melted dark chocolate into one half. Pour the batter in layers in a loaf pan, marbling it with a knife, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once you turn the loaf out, eat a slice warm spread thick with butter or cream cheese. Or, let cool and pack for lunches, quick breakfasts, or wrap it up until the next night’s dinner party – this bread only gets better with age.
Slice yourself a thick piece — and pour yourself a glass of cider — and toast to fall.
Live.Love.Lux. Tip: When you use your Electrolux range or wall oven to bake your pumpkin bread, select convection for consistently even results across all racks.