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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s fall and do you know what that means? Pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Fall isn’t fall without it. I have been making this pumpkin chocolate chip bread for years. It is a staple in our home every fall season. As soon as I smell pumpkin bread baking in the oven, I know fall has arrived.

This pumpkin chocolate chip bread makes a great fall snack, dessert, or even a sweet breakfast treat. The spiced bread is moist and dotted with chocolate chips. Cut a thick slice, grab a glass of milk, and enjoy! This recipe makes three large loaves-so be prepared to share. I don’t think your friends and family will complain if you show up on their doorstep with a fresh loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread. They will accept it with open arms.

Start the fall season off right by making pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Happy Fall everyone!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Yield: 3 loaves bread

Cook Time: 60 minutes


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 (15 ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin
1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray three 9x5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, canola oil, water, vanilla, and eggs. Mix until smooth.

4. Slowly blend in flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter between the three loaf pans.

5. Bake for 60 minutes, or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove loaves from oven and cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. With a knife, go around the bread and loosen the loaves. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.

*Note-this recipe makes a lot of bread, so be prepared to share or put a loaf in the freezer for later. You can use 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice to replace the cinnamon and nutmeg.

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198 Responses to “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread”

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  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 24, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    I love pumpkin bread this time of year! The addition of chocolate chips makes it even better!

  2. Serena @ Seriously Soupy — September 24, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    wow – that looks delicious and even though it’s sad that summer is ending I’m really excited for the pumpkin recipes! Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to make it this weekend!

  3. Serena @ Seriously Soupy — September 24, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    P.S. I love your site design — is it new?

  4. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — September 24, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    Ok, now THIS is the pumpkin recipe I will be making!

  5. Heather (heather's dish) — September 24, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    maria, i’m with you…it doesn’t feel like fall til you have some pumpkin bread baking at home! this one sounds and looks amazing!

  6. Katrina — September 24, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    Yum! This bread looks perfect for fall :)

  7. Kristen — September 24, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve never put chocolate chips in pumpkin bread. What a yummy idea!

  8. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — September 24, 2010 @ 5:36 am

    Loooove pumpkin bread – pumpkin with chocolate is even better! Looks delicious

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet — September 24, 2010 @ 5:47 am

    I love the pumpkin + chocolate mix!

  10. Meeta — September 24, 2010 @ 5:47 am

    oh this is perfect!! i have some leftover pumpkin! feeling very inspired by this!

  11. Heather — September 24, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    I love pumpkin and fall is not complete without the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. This looks so yummy Maria!

  12. Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread — September 24, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    One of my all time favorites!!!

  13. Robyn — September 24, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    I’ve never tried chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread. And now, I will… Thanks!

  14. Amy — September 24, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    I love this combo! Yum!

  15. the urban baker — September 24, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    I made pumpkin cheesecakes yesterday and I have leftover pumpkin. This came at perfect timing. Looks delicious!!!

  16. Erica Lea {Cooking for Seven} — September 24, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    Sounds like a lovely tradition. Pumpkin bread is awesome. Yours looks scrumptious. And it was photographed so beautifully. :)

  17. Fran — September 24, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Oh boy!! now I have to figure out whether to make this one or the Nutella one first! But this one makes 3 loaves? That would be handy, except I only have 2 loaf pans. Maybe I could make muffins with the excess batter? Anyone ever tried that?
    I make some awesome pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I found on another blog and I am thiking this weekend will be pumpkin based baking!!

    • twopeas replied: — September 24th, 2010 @ 7:23 am

      Fran-yes, you can make muffins with some of the batter. I do it all the time! Enjoy!

      • Fran replied: — September 25th, 2010 @ 7:22 am

        Awesome!! When I use chocloate chips with pumpkin, I like to use the milk chocolate ones. I may add this bread to my weekend list of baking. I just bought a jumbo muffin pan and a mini muffin pan yesterday and they are SCREAMING for attention. Thanks so much, I LOVE your blog!!

  18. Shannon — September 24, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    i don’t have a go-to pumpkin bread recipe yet, so i’ll have to try this :) love!

  19. Lynn — September 24, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    I need to bring a treat to a get together next week and was planning on pumpkin bread. This looks perfect! Thanks for the timely recipe.

  20. Jenny Flake — September 24, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    Ooooo, I want a slice for breakfast, this is fabulous!

  21. Liz @ LBBakes — September 24, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I love choc chips in pumpkin bread – such a great add!

  22. Erica — September 24, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    You know I love sharing my baked goods- I will have to make this! I actually just picked a can of pumpkin up at the store too!

  23. Jenna — September 24, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    I love this recipe and have made it many times. It’s a keeper!

  24. Lori — September 24, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    I forgot all about pumpkin chocolate chip this year! I haven’t made the combo in bread before, but I have in cookies. This looks great!

  25. marla {family fresh cooking} — September 24, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    Agreed, simply perfect pumpkin bread for fall!! xo

  26. megan — September 24, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    I have a very similar bread on my blog as well – it’s so good! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips :)

  27. Tracy — September 24, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    I love pumpkin bread! I’m not a huge fan of chocolate with pumpkin, but I’d definitely give this a try!

  28. Geneve — September 24, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    This looks so yummy! I love pumpkin and chocolate. (By the way, when I use the ‘print recipe’ link, the top is always cut off from the recipe so I can’t see the title. Am I doing something wrong?)

    • twopeas replied: — September 24th, 2010 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks for letting us know. I will look into the print function. Sorry about that!

  29. Pam — September 24, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    I love anything with pumpkin… your bread looks great.

  30. El — September 24, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    What a great combination of flavors. Delicious!

  31. Sarah — September 24, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Oh man, this is one of my favorite treats. It must feel more like fall in Utah than it does here in Nebraska. No fall colors, still hot and somewhat humid. But I am looking forward to fall smells and tastes. Mmm. Yum.

  32. Rachel {Peanut Butter Budget} — September 24, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    This looks so yummy. I will save this recipe for the next potluck! Thank you!

  33. Joanne — September 24, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    Mmm I was planning on going home to visit my parents this weekend and it seems like the perfect opportunity to deliver them a loaf of this fall goodness!

  34. NIcole Barker — September 24, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    ah, my favorite! I will have to try this recipe :) miss you!

  35. naomi — September 24, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Hmm. . . I don’t know if any loaf will be leaving my kitchen. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite ways to enjoy pumpkin. I love the addition of chocoate chips to your recipe.

  36. Melissa — September 24, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    I am SOOOO addicted to Great Harvest’s pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Crazy good! I’ll have to try this one for sure!

  37. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 24, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Great minds think alike. I made one of these earlier this week. Great job! Love it and happy Friday!

  38. Nancy — September 24, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    I tried this last night and it was amazing! My family loved it and I even was able to bring some into work for my coworkers so I can tell you this recipe is a rave! I also tried out a vegan egg nog recipe last night and it’s really delicious and went really well with this! This site also has a chai latte recipe for anyone else who is addicted to it, it would also go amazing with pumpkin, fall classics

  39. Kathryn — September 24, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love pumpkin ANYTHING! I’ll have to try that recipe ASAP!

  40. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 24, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    For many fall seasons, I’ve always fallen back (no pun intended) on my banana bread recipe. I think it’s time to change things up and try something new! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bread, Maria and Josh! I could really go for a slice right now, and tomorrow morning, too!

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