Editor's note: One of my fellow Californian refugee friends here in DC, Sarah, hosted a clothing swap party a few weeks ago at her apartment. In addition to getting to take home lots of fashion-related treats, Sarah also served up a loaf of this amazing chocolate chip pumpkin bread. She was kind enough to share the recipe below. For those interested in a real-time demonstration, I've also included the video Sarah made for her friend's (rather amazing) YouTube show, Colin's Time to Bake.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Yes, I understand it's October, and that this will join thousands of other pumpkin spiced/pumpkin-flavored sweets circulating around the Internet -- some delicious and absolutely necessary, some kind of pushing it (looking at you, pumpkin spice M&Ms). But this one perfect union of pumpkin and chocolate (that actually involves real pumpkin) is all the fall you'll ever need.
This dessert bread is pumpkin pie meets coffee cake, with dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips. Consume responsibly or trade for favors.
What you'll need:
One woman's journey to eat all the food. Or at least, most of it.