Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread-perfectly spiced homemade pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. Everyone’s favorite fall quick bread recipe!
I love fall for many reasons, but Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is at the top of the list, along with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars. There is nothing better than pumpkin AND chocolate!
This homemade pumpkin bread is easy to whip up and tastes better than any pumpkin bread you can get at a bakery. And the best part? It makes TWO large loaves (9×5-inch size), so you can share one with a friend, stash it in the freezer for later, or enjoy it all by yourself because one loaf never lasts long. It is SO good!
This bread is great for breakfast, brunch, snack time, dessert, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or anytime! Obviously, it is extra delicious during the fall months, but I do make it year-round and no one complains.
Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling
This recipe calls for pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin), not pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin puree is made with just pumpkin, while pumpkin pie filling has all kinds of ingredients and flavors added in. Double check your cans and make sure you have the right stuff!
Pumpkin Bread Spices
This is the perfect blend of spices for creating the best pumpkin flavor! I’ve included a combination of…
These spices together create a warm, nostalgic flavor that’s just incredible with the pumpkin. If you have pre-made pumpkin pie spice, you can use 2 tablespoons instead of the mix of spices, but personally I like adding the spices individually because I think the flavor is better.
Chocolate Chips & More
I love using semi-sweet chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread, but you can also use the following! It’s fun to mix it up!
- Milk chocolate chips
- Dark chocolate chunks or chips
- White chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Cinnamon chips
- Walnuts, pecans, or even candied pecans
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Tips
Below are my tips for creating the perfect Pumpkin Chocolate Bread. It’s fluffy, moist, and filled with seasonal pumpkin flavor!
- Have your buttermilk and eggs at room temperature. Pull them out before you begin baking so they can rest for a bit. You can run your eggs under warm water to speed this process or set them in a bowl of warm water. If you don’t have buttermilk, use regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes before mixing it in.
- There are a couple ingredients that give this pumpkin bread the perfect, moist texture: pumpkin (of course!), buttermilk, brown sugar, and eggs.
- Don’t overmix the batter! Mix by hand and just until everything is incorporated and no more. Gently fold in the chocolate chips, again making sure you’re only mixing as much as absolutely necessary.
- Grease your loaf pans really well. You want each baked loaf to easily come out of the pan.
- Reserve some of the chocolate chips for the tops of your loaves. The chocolate chips make the bread extra beautiful and you can’t go wrong with more chocolate.
- I also like to sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each loaf. This gives each slice of pumpkin bread a sugary-sweet crunch. Don’t skip this step. It’s SO yummy!
- If the top of your bread is browning too quickly, tent a piece of aluminum foil on top. This will let the middle continue to cook while slowing the browning on top!
- Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then carefully remove it. Let it cool completely before slicing. I know it is hard to wait, but worth it!
How to Store
Once baked and cooled, you can wrap the loaf in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and store on the counter at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.
You can also freeze the bread, which is so nice since this recipe makes two loaves. I love having one in the freezer for a rainy day.
To freeze, wrap the cooled loaf in plastic wrap AND aluminum foil and freeze for up to three months. I always label and date my bread so I know what it is. Defrost before slicing and serving.
You can also freeze individual slices if you want a quick grab and go pumpkin treat from the freezer.
More Pumpkin Recipes
- Pumpkin Bread
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin French Toast
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 15 ounces 100% pure pumpkin
- 1 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
- 2/3 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature and beaten
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips, divided
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugars, pumpkin, oil, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, being careful to not over mix.
- Fold in 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, reserving ¼ cup for the tops of the loaves.
- Evenly divide batter between the prepared pans. Sprinkle the loaves with remaining chocolate chips and sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 50 to 65 minutes, or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the loaf. If the loaves are browning too quickly, you can loosely tent them with foil so the middle can keep baking.
- 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.
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I love pumpkin bread this time of year! The addition of chocolate chips makes it even better!
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!
P.S. I love your site design — is it new?
Ok, now THIS is the pumpkin recipe I will be making!
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!
Yum! This bread looks perfect for fall 🙂
I’ve never put chocolate chips in pumpkin bread. What a yummy idea!
Loooove pumpkin bread – pumpkin with chocolate is even better! Looks delicious
I love the pumpkin + chocolate mix!
oh this is perfect!! i have some leftover pumpkin! feeling very inspired by this!
I love pumpkin and fall is not complete without the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. This looks so yummy Maria!
One of my all time favorites!!!
I’ve never tried chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread. And now, I will… Thanks!
I love this combo! Yum!
I made pumpkin cheesecakes yesterday and I have leftover pumpkin. This came at perfect timing. Looks delicious!!!
Sounds like a lovely tradition. Pumpkin bread is awesome. Yours looks scrumptious. And it was photographed so beautifully. 🙂
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!!
Fran-yes, you can make muffins with some of the batter. I do it all the time! Enjoy!
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!!
i don’t have a go-to pumpkin bread recipe yet, so i’ll have to try this 🙂 love!
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.
Ooooo, I want a slice for breakfast, this is fabulous!
I love choc chips in pumpkin bread – such a great add!
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!
I love this recipe and have made it many times. It’s a keeper!
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!
Agreed, simply perfect pumpkin bread for fall!! xo
I have a very similar bread on my blog as well – it’s so good! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips 🙂
I love pumpkin bread! I’m not a huge fan of chocolate with pumpkin, but I’d definitely give this a try!
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?)
Thanks for letting us know. I will look into the print function. Sorry about that!
I love anything with pumpkin… your bread looks great.
What a great combination of flavors. Delicious!
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.
This looks so yummy. I will save this recipe for the next potluck! Thank you!
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!
ah, my favorite! I will have to try this recipe 🙂 miss you!
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.
I am SOOOO addicted to Great Harvest’s pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Crazy good! I’ll have to try this one for sure!
Great minds think alike. I made one of these earlier this week. Great job! Love it and happy Friday!
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
Oh my gosh, I love pumpkin ANYTHING! I’ll have to try that recipe ASAP!
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!
I am drooling with delight looking at your chocolate chip bread and discovering of pumpkin make it even exciting!
I love pumpkin recipes for this time of the year! more the merrier and this one looks so yummy, great for breakfast, snacks, or even potluck!
Here’s to fall and scrumptious baked goods! 🙂
After loosing my favorite pumpkin recipe I have been on the search for my new favorite recipe. I’ll have to try this recipe. Great pics!
My favorite Fall flavor and an anytime favorite! Chocolate makes anything better.
This is one of my favorite things to make and always a hit with crowds. Yours looks SO beautiful. Yay for pumpkin season 🙂 Even though it is 80-something degrees here in Boston today…
Sometimes I swear we are thinking with the same brain LOL i just made some butternut muffins and was going to add chocolate chips, but the batter was more like cake batter so I figured they would sink so I left them out. This looks DELISH!
Looks so moist and I bet it is delicious too!
I love pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Yours looks perfect!
So glad I found this sight! (On search for black bean and sweet potato soup.) This recipe looks wonderfully and I have had a can of pumpkin I’ve been meaning to use for so long. Wonderful.
This looks awesome, the picture is so pretty and I bet it tastes great!
You’re so funny w/ your pumpkin recipes. I guess it’s that time of year, huh? This is always a good one to have around. I bought a case of pumpkin puree for fear that I wouldn’t be able to find it anywhere again this year so I have no excuses!
I am so happy it’s “pumpkin” season. I love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and so does everyone else. I’ve made Barbara Bakes recipe and it’s awesome. I like that yours makes 3 loaves….perfect for sharing. Happy Fall to you!
There’s nothing better than homemade pumpkin bread and your version looks delish with those chocolate chips!
What an interesting combination. I’ve made lots of pumpkin bread, but never with chocolate chips. Sounds great!
I teach PreK, and once recieved a loaf of this as a holiday gift, back when I was single. It lasted, for, um, a day. Whoops!
This was the best pumpkin loaf ever!! SO moist and delicious! I made it this weekend and I served it at a bachelorette party, my birthday party, and my family’s house (it was a busy weekend!) Everyone LOVED it, and I’m so happy the recipe made so much! Thanks Maria!! 🙂
Tara-glad you loved the bread!
I made these this weekend with my two young daughters. And we LOVED it! One of them was afraid of the pumpkin but I convinced her to try it. Thanks for helping to open up their minds and palettes a little more this weekend 🙂
I am glad you and your daughters had fun in the kitchen together and enjoyed the bread!
This was amazing! I made this for my class today and it was such a big hit! its so moist! I made the recipe with choc chips and without and either way was amazing! one of the best pumpkin bread recipes ive ever made!
Hello! Looks delicious! Have you tried baking it with applesauce instead of the canola oil?
I haven’t with this recipe, but have in others. I am sure it would turn out great. Let me know if you try it! Or I will try it next time around:)
another scrumptious recipe!
i made this today with mashed cooked pumpkin, and we loved it! i baked pieces of pumpkin, and mashed them and just estimated how much would have been in a can. it was less dense than canned pumpkin, but worked fine.
Glad you liked the recipe with fresh pumpkin. I will have to try it next time. Thanks!
I found your site through the Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen website! I’m so happy I visited too, because I made your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread today. Thanks for a great recipe. I love that it makes a lot too-I love giving bread away to friends! And this one is too good to keep to myself!
I was just thinking this morning that I want to make pumpkin bread and here it is sitting in my reader. I love fall flavors!
I just bought a ton of pumpkin puree over the weekend. I think I need to bake this immediately!
Thanks for the recipe! My boys LOVED the bread, especially with some cream cheese on it. I’ve also made mini muffins with this recipe. It made a ton, but they are great to take out some for a good breakfast or for a lunch box snack.
We are glad your boys enjoyed the bread.
Oh, I do love pumpkin bread, especially with chocolate chips! Love that the recipe makes so many loaves 🙂
I just made this with applesauce to replace all but 2T of the oil. It is so delicious! I will probably decrease the sugar next time, just for our tastes. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!!
I love that you made the bread healthier! I will try that next time!
That loaf looks like perfection! mmm, good!
I just made your bread and am waiting for it to come out of the oven. So far the dough tastes so good! I am excited to taste the cooked loaf 🙂 Thank you for a great recipe.
I made this last fall when you posted and also just the other day….so delicious!!! Thank you:)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a must make every fall. Glad you like our recipe!
I made this last year a BUNCH!! This year I made a low-fat version and it tastes just as great! I can finally add it to my blog! Yay!! I saved 1,877 calories from your original recipe by cutting out the oil and subbing it with applesauce! I also switched out two of the eggs for egg beater’s egg whites. Furthermore, I added in some whole wheat flour and extra chocolate chips on top! 🙂 Thanks for the original recipe! I linked back to you on my blog!
Check out my recipe: http://healthytodayhealthytomorrows.com/?p=1682
I only had 1 loaf pan so I also used a bundt pan and it turned out wonderful 🙂
This is the most wonderful pumpkin bread that I have ever made, eaten or enjoyed serving! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe…AND for creating such an easy way to print the recipes!
P.S. I LOVE the blog name!
Thanks for making a somewhat healthier version of a family favorite! Most recipes call for an entire cup of oil just for 1 loaf!!! I recently found your site and LOVE it!!
this recipe is absolutely fantastic! I’ve made it twice, and everyone has love it!
Thank you for this perfect recipe! I made these yesterday after buying two cans of pumpkin that I wanted to bake with. A quick internet search brought me to your blog – this was the first recipe that popped up (in case you need assurance that Google is doing what you’d like it to do). 🙂
Anyway – I didn’t have three loaf pans (I’m a 23-year-old room-renter in the suburbs of DC – I don’t have the best-stocked kitchen), so I used muffin tins. It made one large loaf (the 9X5 pan) and 18 muffins. The muffins are great because I like to grab them on my way out of the house in the morning before work. I didn’t time how long it took the muffins to bake but my guess would be between 15-18 minutes (I just waited until the toothpick came out clean).
I also bet that if you whipped up either a good cream cheese or peanut butter frosting, it would be delicious on these (you could even eliminate the chocolate chips so that the frosting would be the sweet component). What a great and versatile recipe! Thank you!!
Hi Heather! Glad you found us and glad you enjoyed the pumpkin bread recipe.
This was really good although a little too sweet even cutting back the sugar to 2.5 cups but that’s just a personal preference.I would like to tweak this recipe and use just honey. I used fresh roasted kuri squash which makes fantastic sweets! I used 3 cups spelt flour and 1 cup brown rice flour(adds great nutty flavor). I used coconut oil for the oil because it’s really good for you and it tastes great in baked goods. I added ground clove to the spices as well. In place of the water I used buttermilk and had to use extra due to smaller eggs and extra flour so probably a cup of buttermilk. I also added reconstituted dried cranberries along with semi sweet baking chips.
Made this recipe today…used 1/2 cup of spelt flour and 2-1/2cups white flour, plus added flaxseed. The results are delicious. Made 6 cupcakes with leftover batter. Those did not need to cook as long.
Wondering ifi could substitute whole wheat flour for the all purpose white?
Just made this and it turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing!!
I FINALLY made this bread that I’ve been wanting to make for the past year or so. I ended up doing 2 full loaves and 2 mini loaf pans. This is absolutely amazing! I took 1 loaf to work and its almost gone. I am gifting 2 of the mini loaves and I can’t decide if I should freeze the 2nd full loaf or just eat it. ha! Its almost a decadent cake slice and not bread by any means. I find that if you nuke a slice in the microwave it makes it even better! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
hey two peas, i was wondering how many mini loaf pans one batch makes?
I made this last night to bring to the Teachers/Staff Breakfast
today and it was a huge hit and some people even asked me to send
them the recipe. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe I love this
the coffeehouse where I used to live made this to sell every year. Now that I’m making my own white chocolate mochas it’ll be great to have my favorite bread to go with. And yes, it IS yummy for breakfast!
Have you made this with whole wheat flour? This looks delicious! But i would rather make it with whole wheat..
Yes! It’s great with whole wheat flour!
On, no! Don’t be using canned pumpkin this time of year! Bake a real sugar pumpkin or a kabocha or even a butternut and use fresh pumpkin!
This looks really beautiful!! I will make it 🙂
This bread is delicious! I think next time I’ll sub out the nutmeg for ginger. Yum! I love that this makes three loaves of bread so I can share. Thanks!
Thanks for this great recipe – sounds so delicious, can’t wait to try it. I do have a question. I saw a very similar recipe on another site and several reviewers commented on too much nutmeg, that it overpowered the pumpkin. Do you still recommend 1 tablespoon of nutmeg?
If you don’t like nutmeg that much, you can use less!
This recipe is amazing!! Definitely makes a lot of bread but, it was all gone in a matter of two days! Everyone in my family loved it and requested I make it again soon. A keeper for sure!
Thanks very much for your reply regarding the nutmeg. I just wanted to double-check on the amount. Can’t wait to bake your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. I will make it just the way you’ve listed it. I look forward to the aroma of those autumn spices in the house. And adding chocolate chips is a neat bonus! :o)
My husband and I love this recipe! I had enough batter for 4 mini loaf pans and probably 8-10 muffins (I didn’t count the muffins, but I know that I didn’t have enough batter to fill up the whole muffin pan). I made two loaves without chocolate chips which are just as delicious as the ones with the chocolate. I personally prefer the loaf slices to the muffins. Great job Maria!
Glad you like the recipe!
Do you think it would taste good if I use all wheat flour instead of some white flour?
I did 50/50 unsweetened applesauce and oil. I can feel my arteries yelling at me any time I put too much oil in something 🙂 You could probably even do 3/4 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oil. This is the best pumpkin bread ever!!!
Delicious! I have only 2 loaf pans, so I put the final third of batter in a mini-muffin pan and baked with the loaves, but pulled them out after 15 min. Perfection! Thanks for the recipe- for sure a keeper in my house!
I can’t wait to try this. I will make with the readers comment of subbing out the oil for all but 2 TBLS with applesauce just to keep it healthier. I know my family will love it it!! I always use the applesauce sub for all or some of the oil when baking. Most of the time you can’t tell the difference. Thanks for all your recipes.
Recipe looks great – any suggestions on how to reduce this recipe to create fewer loaves?
Love this bread. First time, I followed the recipe exactly and it came out delicious. Second time, I used dark chocolate chips and substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour as well as cutting the sugar down to 2 cups. It came out perfect and delicious.
This was absolutely delish. Thanks!
Love the idea but what’s the equivalent if I wish to use fresh pumpkin?
This loaf was a HUGE hit at our Staff Meeting and also with Christmas guests. Make a lot and freeze it – if it makes it that far. Delicious, easy to make and a new family favourite!
Hello! I’m really bad with conversions. Do you know what the recipe would be to only make one loaf? Or if I at least cut it in half (which I can manage), would the bake time still be one hour if you’re only baking one loaf?
Thanks! Can’t wait to try this recipe.
The baking time will probably be similar, but keep an eye on it!
Do you have a suggestion for an egg replacement for this recipe? I want to try this recipe but my daughter is allergic to eggs.
I’m craving chocolate chip pumpkin bread… this is getting tried tonight!
this is just like my recipe but I change the all white sugar to a cup each of litchi brown, dark brown and white.
Love your blog! I was just about to make this when I saw your recipe. THREE cups sugar? That’s just crazy! I have a real sweet tooth & have been experimenting with healthier alternatives. Stevia in The Raw can be used to replace at lease 1/2 the amount of sugar and it reduces the glycemic load. 100 % Stevia & the volume & texture with be more dense than a traditional loaf. Stevia in The raw website has many useful tips & FAQ’s as does Organic Lifestyle Magazine. I also like to use Coconut Palm Sugar, Maple Syrup & Honey as sweeteners. Mixing sweeteners is a healthier choice if you are not going to totally replace refined granulated sugar.
Hi there! I would love to try this recipe but I don’t have any nutmeg. I was wondering if I could substitute 2 Tb of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon & nutmeg.
I make this bread for my work cohort and they love it.
Great work guys on this recipe. My question is whether or not you have tried a gluten free flour mix for this one? I have friends who are trying to do gluten free diets but don’t want to miss things like your great bread. Thanks for doing what you do!
I haven’t tried making the bread gluten-free. I do like the Cup4Cup flour. You just use the same amount as all-purpose flour. It works great!
I LOVE this bread! It is the best tasting pumpkin bread I’ve ever made and it comes out perfect every time.
I agree! It’s my favorite:)
Maria, is it possible to substitute in 2 tablespoons of your fabulous “Pumpkin Pie Spice” mix for the cinnamon and nutmeg?
Yes! I just made a note in the recipe! Enjoy!
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?
Yes, you can use coconut oil. I love using it in baked goods/breads.
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!
Can u make this in one bundt pan? Or one bundt pan and a 1 loaf pan? What would the bake time be for a bundt pan?
A bundt pan will work. Bake for about 60 minutes.
could this be made in a bundt pan? and if so , how long would you bake it?
Yes! I would bake for 50 minutes and check it.
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.
I have a ton of pie pumpkins in the garden I use one of those instead of canned.
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.
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.
Amazzzzing. My go to pumpkin bread recipe. Everyone who tries it loves it. Thank you!
2 teaspoons of ground ginger was too much. The cake is too spicy, all I can taste is ginger. Disappointed.
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
A fall favorite!
My go to recipe for the start of every fall!
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
Glad you like the recipe!
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!
I made this bread & gave it as Christmas gifts.
Could you use pumpkin pie spice blend in the recipe instead of all the individuals? If so, what would the measurements be for it?
I love this recipe! My husband eats most of it by himself !
Question: Can you make these into muffins? That way it’s more grab and go? How long should I cook them for?
Yes, bake for 20 minutes…they might need a few minutes longer depending on your oven.
I’ve made this every fall for the last four years! My go to recipe to start the best season. I make it for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, and the kid’s bus driver! Being able to make three loaves at once is amazing! Everyone looks forward to it every year. Thank you so much!
Where I live doesn’t sell anything but pumpkin pie filling. What suggestions would you make to get similar flavours ?
You need pure pumpkin puree. You can always make your own with real pumpkins. Or try ordering online?
You can use any cooked, mashed orange squash. Butternut squash works great! Cut the squash up, remove the seeds, microwave until soft, remove skin, then use 2 cups of the mashed squash in place of the pumpkin puree. (If your mashed squash has a lot of water in it, just decrease the amount of oil or other liquid you put into the recipe.)
Pumpkin with chocolate … any chance to be good? Of course!
Did you update/change this recipe? I don’t recall using buttermilk and it used to make 3 loaves, not 2.
The original recipe was from 2009 and I thought it needed a little updating. Both recipes are really good, but I like the new one better. If you prefer the original, please see the notes in the recipe card. The original recipe is there:) Enjoy!
Oh my goodness, thank you for asking this! I thought I was going crazy. I have made this recipe, easily, 50 times and I knew it didn’t have brown sugar or buttermilk in it before. I must have checked my Pinterest pin 5 times thinking I was clicking on the wrong one. I did use the brown sugar but still used water because I didn’t have buttermilk. It was great, as usual!!! Love this recipe and so does everyone I make it for!
Sorry for the confusion, I updated the photos and recipe since it was from 2009. It was time. The original is in the notes if you want it, it is a great recipe, but I like the new one a little bit better:) Glad you loved it!
Recipe was waaaaayyyyyy too sweet
Don’t think that much sugar was needed
Great recipe!! I made one large loaf, and three mini-loaves since my daughter LOVES anything “mini”(and plus it makes it easy to share the yumminess with friends!).
I made it a little healthier by substituting 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour and 1/2 C ground flaxseed for the A/P flour. And, it was delicious! I really like the add of the turbinado sugar on top–makes it sparkly and crispy! Thanks for another winner!
Thanks for sharing the changes you made! So glad you loved it!
I made this last week. It is serious good. Our power went out when it was baking. I’m like NOOOOOOOO. I had my husband fire up the gas grill and finished the last ten min of baking indirectly on it. It still turned out amazing.
I am glad you were able to save it! Whew:)
I see that you’ve updated the recipe! I have no doubt that it’s delicious, but I was in love with the original recipe that made 3 loaves. Are you able to share that?!
Thank you for including the old version. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the updated version included buttermilk. I’m not a fancy baker — I don’t have buttermilk on hand. I may try the updated version at some point but the old version is a hit with all my friends and family and I’ve been using it for about 8 years now.
Ha! Both are really good. You can’t go wrong:)
Fabulous pumpkin bread. The best!
I think it is the best too:)
Can you substitute with dark brown sugar? Thanks!
So good!! I added a 1/2 cup chopped walnuts..yummy!
Moist, chocolatie, and pumpkin! Lost my go to pumpkin bread recipe and the ingredients in this recipe looked like a winner – and it is. I followed the recipe step by step and used the ingredients listed for the updated recipe – PERFECT!! Just what I was hoping for!
Moist, chocolatie, and pumpkin! Lost my go to pumpkin bread recipe and the ingredients in this recipe looked like a winner – and it is. I followed the recipe step by step and used the ingredients listed for the updated recipe – PERFECT!! Just what I was hoping for!
So delicious!! Made one loaf , 6 large muffins and 10 regular sized muffins. Put walnuts in the loaf, mini chocolate chips on the small muffins and kept the large ones plain. Turbinado sugar on top made them extra scrumptious!!
Thanks for the great recipe
Perfect! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!
The spices are just overwhelming! What a waste of so many ingredients! Not to mention the waste of pumpkin I grew myself!!
Great recipe! It’s a family favorite on Halloween. Love the buttermilk addition.
Still love this….but, our family liked the older recipe better. Thank you for still providing access to both!
This recipe is soooo yummy! We doubled it and made 2 loaf pans, 1 bundt pan, and 12 muffins worth of deliciousness! The muffins took about 30 minutes to bake and the other three took just about the whole 65 minutes. Thanks so much for sharing!
I baked the loaves on one rack in the oven. One was perfect and the other raw right in the center. What’d I do wrong?
This bread is awesome! I first made it for thanksgiving. Left 1 loaf here for my son & took the other to my daughters house. Everyone loved it! My son told me that he’d rather have this bread than a cake for his b day, which is on the 31st. Haha that’ll be easy enough. Very moist. Loved the crunch on top from the sugar. It’s perfection!
Ha! SO happy he loves it. I would take this over cake too:)
You had a similar recipe that made 3 loaves of bread, but I can’t find it now.
See the notes in the recipe card for the old one.
Love the taste but all of our chocolate chips sunk to the bottom and it was very difficult to get out of the pan because of this. Why would that happen?
Loved the original. I will try this version but can I use plain yogurt instead of buttermilk?
Yogurt should be fine. See the notes for the original recipe.
Why did you change this recipe?? I have been making your recipe for YEARS and it never used buttermilk before. I’m now sitting down to make it and of course I don’t have buttermilk … so I guess I won’t be making it. Disappointed! If you wanted to make a new recipe – fine – make a new one – but why did you have to change something that was already perfect?
If you prefer the original recipe, please see the NOTES section in the recipe card. The recipe is there:)
I have a Wilton with 4 small loaves in it. Do you think I would I bake this bread at the same length of time as the large loaf pan?
If you are doing a small loaf you will need to reduce the baking time.
I don’t know if it was the buttermilk or brown/white sugar, but this was the moistest (is that a word) pumpkin bread I have ever made. It was the BEST. Still getting request for it.
I am so glad you love our recipe! Thanks for sharing.
So happy I found this recipe. Made 24 muffins instead of loaves and they turned out absolutely delicious. Had my own pumpkin spice blend and used 2 tbsp. Definitely a keeper recipe, thanks for sharing
Can the spices be replaced for pumpkin spice powder ? If so, how much would I need to add ?
Yes, I would guess a tablespoon. Maybe start with that and taste the batter.
LOVE this recipe!! I want to try and make it into mini loaf pans for holiday gifts – any advice on suggested baking time for mini loaf pans???
You need to reduce the baking time. Check at 25 minutes, but it might take a little longer.
Followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change a thing! Made two large beautifully formed and scrumptiously delicious moist loaves. This one’s a definite keeper
Glad you loved the bread.