Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

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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

The best pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe! You are going to love this fall pumpkin bread.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings
3 loaves bread

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
  6. *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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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. How about substituting coconut oil for canola oil? I do that with my banana bread recipe and it comes out great. Just wondering if anyone had tried it with this recipe?

  2. I subbed natural apple sauce for the oil and stevia for the sugar and halved the recipe for one large loaf. Not bad. I think next time I will do half sugar and half stevia. Trying to cut cals but sometimes you just need real sugar in a recipe!

  3. I made this recipe last night, followed every step. The bread turned out perfect and smelled great! The taste however, was very lacking. A bummer since it makes so much and I was making it to give as a thank you to a neighbor. Needs more pumpkin or spices or something. Very bland.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve been baking since I was 16 and now at 45 and a mother of 7, this IS the best pumpkin bread I’ve made. My husband gobbles it up and the kids now make it. Have been making this for 4 years.

  5. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe! It was my husband’s favorite. He passed away in August from kidney cancer. He always baked this bread and gave it to friends and neighbors for Christmas.

  6. 5 stars
    I did not make this recipe, but it looks exactly like the recipe that we have used in the family for over 40 years for sure. I make it every year, but I make it plain but add chopped walnuts. I have made it with the chocolate chips and the walnuts also. But what an awesome recipe and it is so good. I give them away at the holidays. I gave to to a friend of mine, one with the chocolate chips and one plane, and she was so disgusted with herself cuz she ate one whole loaf by herself in a day and it was a good-sized glass loaf dish. Matter fact I just might make one tonight cuz I have been thinking about it. Everyone will enjoy this bread. I’m originally from Massachusetts, and can still picture myself in my late mother’s kitchen baking mini loaves of them. Enjoy the bread is delicious

  7. 4 stars
    This turned out great and I liked that it makes 3 full size loafs. I froze 2 for later. I used 1 generous cup of choc chips and about 1/3 cup dark choc nibs I found at Trader Joe’s. I noticed the newer recipe on your site only makes one loaf and has slightly different spice mix. I like the idea of adding ginger to the spice mix

  8. 5 stars
    I’m not a big pumpkin fan but this recipe is AWESOME! just enough pumpkin, perfect amount of chocolate. I used miniature chocolate chips (what I had on hand) and saved some to sprinkle on top. Made 2 loaves and some muffins (about half the cook time). But everything else, I followed exactly!

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