Christmas Bread Recipe: Reindeer Bread

Here’s a sweet Christmas bread recipe. Moist and delicious!

You’ll need:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and the ginger.  Slowly stir 1/3 of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.  Then stir 1/3 of the pumpkin into the sugar mixture.  Next stir in 1/3 of the flour and then the rest of the pumpkin. Stir in the last of the flour mixture.

Gently fold in chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of pecans.  Pour mixture into loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Bake for one hour until a knife inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool completely.

Stir together confectioners’ sugar and heavy cream. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until smooth. Once bread is completely cool, Drizzle icing over bread.