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“Have a GRAIN Holiday” Recipe Contest from Hodgson Mill – Pumpkin Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bread and Giveaway

by Nicole on November 30, 2013


The natural goodness of our favorite cold-weather produce is wonderfully complemented by high-quality, non-GMO Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat flours and baking mixes; resulting in hearty yet healthy baked goods the whole family can enjoy. To ring in the season, this month Hodgson Mill is inspiring home chefs and bakers to put a healthy on spin on their favorite holiday desserts as part of their third-annual “Have a GRAIN Holiday” baking contest, with prizes including an iPad, KitchenAid stand mixer, and more! What’s your inspiration: juicy ripe pears, roasted chestnuts, or buttery root vegetables? Make sure to check out this coupon good for $1 off any 5LB bag of Hodgson Mill flour or cornmeal – which can be redeemed nationwide!

Want to experience the flavor and health benefits of Hodgson Mill products for yourself? Between 12/1/13 and 12/25/13, enter to win the “25 Days of GRAIN Holiday” Sweeps on the Hodgson Mill Facebook page for your chance to win an assortment of product valued at $25 from the Hodgson Mill online store! One winner will be selected each day for 25 days, their choice of gluten-free products or an assortment of organic whole wheat flours and baking mixes. Plus, as thanks for entering the sweepstakes, you’ll receive a coupon good for $1 off any five (5) pound bag of Hodgson Mill flour or cornmeal!

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I was so excited to participate in the Have A Grain Blogger contest and took some time to come up with a yummy recipe! I really enjoy mixing sweet and salty flavors together and knew I wanted to make something with pumpkin! So I concocted a pumpkin pretzel chocolate chip bread for you! It is absolutely delicious and was simple to make! Here are some pictures as I made it and then the recipe!

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Pumpkin Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bread


  • 1 cup white sugar (I used organic)
  • 1/2 of a 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used rice bran oil, could use vegetable oil)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup and 3 tbsp Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup smashed pretzels (I put in baggie and then smashed with rolling pin)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add chocolate chips and pretzel pieces and combine.
  7. Pour into loaf pan
  8. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

Enter the Giveaway!

You can win a great selection of assorted Hodgson Mill products – a $25 value – winner’s choice of gluten free products or a selection of Whole Wheat items!! Please enter the giveaway on the widget below.  Email and feed subscribers will need to click over to my actual site to enter.

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