This recipe had me at hello! I was almost tempted to divide the recipe in half thinking that two loaves may be too much! BUT, I am SO glad I made the full recipe. Both loaves were gone in two days. The family is STILL talking about that delicious chocolate bread!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 9” x 5” loaf pans. Mix ¼ sugar and 1 t. cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside. Sprinkle 1 T. of this mixture in the bottom of each loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 ½ cups sugar with the remaining 2 t. cinnamon, oil, vanilla, eggs, salt, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the instant pudding mix and milk. Stir together until well combined. Add the pecans and chocolate chips. Divide the batter between the two loaf pans. Sprinkle the top of each with the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool before slicing!