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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is loaded with warm spices, pumpkin and – of course – chocolate chips! This delicious recipe will become a family favorite in no time.

Slices of pumpkin chocolate chip bread in a loaf panSlices of pumpkin chocolate chip bread in a loaf pan

One of my favorite things about the school year starting is that I can unload all of my desserts onto the staff at Elle’s school!

Luckily, my aunt works at the school, so most of the staff is aware of what I do for a living, so despite what my husband thinks, I’m not known as the butt-kissing, crazy baking mom. Or maybe I am?!

Either way, I have a whole staff lounge full of teachers and assistants who are happy to accept any of my recipes. So far this year, they tried cookies, cheesecake and this pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

Pouring chocolate chips into pumpkin bread batterPouring chocolate chips into pumpkin bread batter

THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE

Every year my Pumpkin Bread is one of the most popular recipes on My Baking Addiction along with my homemade pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin roll and pumpkin crunch cake. Notice a theme here?

(Side note: If you love fall baking as much as I do, get in the kitchen and whip up a triple batch of the pumpkin pie spice recipe, store it in an airtight jar, and you’ll have your own spice blend for every pumpkin recipe you whip up from now until December.)

Batter for pumpkin chocolate chip bread in a loaf pan, ready to be bakedBatter for pumpkin chocolate chip bread in a loaf pan, ready to be baked

I’ve been making pumpkin bread for years – long before my blog and it shows up countless times in my kitchen throughout the season. Although I’ve made this pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe many times throughout the years, I haven’t shared it with you until now!

Overhead view of a freshly baked loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip breadOverhead view of a freshly baked loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is sweet, spicy, chocolatey and incredibly moist. I know, I know, moist is not my favorite word either, but there is really no way to adequately describe this recipe without mentioning that word.

I also know that there are many people who don’t think chocolate belongs in or on any pumpkin recipe, but trust me on this one – the combination is quite delicious!

Just like the original recipe, this pumpkin chocolate chip bread gets better with time, so make it a day or two in advance of when you plan on eating it or gifting it.

Side view of a loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a cooling rackSide view of a loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a cooling rack

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is seriously easy to make. It takes a bit of time to bake, but I bet you can pull together the batter in about the same amount of time it takes for the oven to preheat.

Like all quick-bread recipes, mix together the wet ingredients – which in this case includes a whole can of pumpkin puree – in one bowl.

Side view of a sliced loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a cooling rackSide view of a sliced loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a cooling rack

Make sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling!

In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. From there, mix the two together and fold in 2 whole cups of chocolate chips before dividing into prepared loaf pans.

Bite taken out of a slice of pumpkin chocolate chip breadBite taken out of a slice of pumpkin chocolate chip bread

This Pumpkin Bread recipe makes 2 loaves, so you could always keep one loaf for yourself and gift the other to a friend, neighbor, or teacher.

Or try baking it into mini loaves, or even into pumpkin muffins for easy gifting!

Sliced loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a light surfaceSliced loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on a light surface

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is going to be your family’s new favorite fall recipe – I know it’s ours.

View of the inside of a loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip breadView of the inside of a loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce-can pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8.5 x 4 x 2.5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar until well blended.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information

Yield 24

Serving Size 1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 318 Total Fat 15g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 31mg Sodium 252mg Carbohydrates 46g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 29g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g

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