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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Amish Friendship Bread

Ingredients

For the Sourdough Starter:

  • 1/4 cup warm water about 110 degrees
  • 1 package active dry yeast* 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk

For Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Amish Bread:

  • 1 Cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar

Instructions

For the Sourdough Starter:

  • Pour the warm water into a small glass bowl.
  • Sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let this stand for 5-8 minutes to allow it to dissolve.
  • In a larger glass bowl (or plastic bowl. Don’t use metal bowls or utensils for sourdough), mix together the flour and sugar with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the milk and then the yeast mixture.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow it to stand until bubbly.
  • Once the mixture is bubbly, pour it into a gallon-size zippered plastic bag and seal. Do not refrigerate.

For Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients except the last two in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix well until blended.
  • Finally, add in chocolate chips and stir gently to combine.
  • Spray a large bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the pan with cinnamon sugar.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until cooked through.
  • Let cool slightly then invert on a plate or platter.
  • Cool completely and then slice and serve.

Notes

For the sourdough starter don't use metal bowls or utensils. Sourdough is acidic and can dissolve some metals.
I also like to use 1 box of pudding mix in place of canned pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice pudding is delicious as is vanilla.