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Pumpkin Bread With Chocolate Chips

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Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a perfect way to start a fall day. It is a sweet, easy to make quick bread with the perfect blend of pumpkin spice and chocolate.

Slices of chocolate chip pumpkin bread on small white plate.

Celebrate fall with a loaf of pumpkin bread. This recipe has the perfect amount of cinnamon spice, and chocolate chips for good measure.

Make it for a nice fall breakfast. Or keep a loaf for a nice after school snack.

The best part is, it is so quick and easy to put together. You don’t even need a mixer, just a couple of bowls and a spatula.

Pumpkin bread ingredients ready to be made into batter.

My mom used to bake it for us kids when we were growing up. It was always one of our favorite breakfast treats.

Plus, this recipe makes two nice sized loaves. That is perfect when you are feeding 6 hungry kids.

If you don’t have that many to feed, don’t worry. Too much pumpkin bread isn’t a thing.

You can gift the second loaf to friends or family. Or wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze it for a super easy treat another day.

Making Pumpkin Bread

Luckily this recipe is super simple to put together. I usually use canned pumpkin puree because it’s easy and the texture is consistent.

You can use homemade pumpkin puree if you prefer. Just squeeze out some of the moisture with a paper towel before you use it to keep from getting too much liquid in the batter.

You can use whatever neutral flavored oil you like. We usually use vegetable oil, but canola oil or avocado oil also work well.

Feel free to play with the spices as well. We like the mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

You can use pumpkin pie spice if you prefer. Or use your favorite mix of baking spices.

Tips and Tricks

We usually bake this bread in two 9×5-inch loaf pans. However, for taller loaves you can use 8×4-inch pans.

Just add a couple of minutes to the bake time to make sure the bread is baked through.

loaf pan filled with slices of pumpkin chocolate chip quick bread.

Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes before turning the loaves out. Cool the bread completely before slicing it to keep the most moisture in the crumb.

You can leave out the chocolate chips if you want, but we think they are wonderful. There really is something about pumpkin, spice, and chocolate together.

Sometimes I substitute a cup of the all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour. It adds a little extra whole grain goodness without hurting the texture at all.

Slices of pumpkin chocolate chip bread on plate with remaining loaf on platter in the background.

More great pumpkin recipes

If you like pumpkin and chocolate together, try making easy chocolate pumpkin cupcakes. You start with a cake mix, so they are really simple to make.

Or try making a luscious pumpkin cheesecake. It is such a great way to indulge in fall flavors.

Of course condensed milk pumpkin pie is a wonderful way to go. Of course it is perfect for Thanksgiving, but really it is great any time.

Check out the full collection of pumpkin recipes for even more tasty inspiration.

Slices of chocolate chip pumpkin bread on small white plate.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Servings: 24 Servings (2 9″ loaves)
Author: Carlee
Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is a perfect way to start a fall day. It is a sweet, easy to make quick bread with the perfect blend of pumpkin spice and chocolate.
4.91 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • cup vegetable oil or similar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Makes: 9 x 5inch rectangle


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and spray 2 9×5-inch loaf pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices until they are well mixed and any lumps are gone.
    3 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • In a large bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil.  
    4 large eggs, 2 cups granulated sugar, 15 oz can pumpkin puree, 1¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Stir in dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just incorporated, then stir in the chocolate chips.
    1 cup chocolate chips
  • Divide batter among the two prepared pans and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and then turn out of the pan.  Finish cooling on a wire rack.


For taller loaves, you can bake the batter in two 8×4-inch loaf pans. Just add a few minutes to the bake time. 
We like using either mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips. Feel free to experiment with what you like best.
You can substitute 2½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the spices in this recipe. 



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 2798IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Thursday 26th of October 2017

I'm so glad you shared this. I am making it this morning in a bundt pan. Since my kitchen is being remodeled I'm so happy that this is easy to make without a mixer. Can't wait to smell it baking. This one is for Chloe and her roommates at college. I think she will share-she loves this bread.


Sunday 29th of October 2017

I am sure they are going to love it!


Friday 22nd of September 2017

Pumpkin chocolate chip bread is one of my favorite things to eat. I love it!


Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Mine too! It's a great way to welcome a fall day!


Monday 17th of October 2016

We love making breads like this to eat for snacks and breakfast. I usually make banana nut bread, but pumpkin is great for fall. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday.


Monday 17th of October 2016

Aren't quick breads like this the best? We love banana bread too, but pumpkin is perfect this time of year.


Sunday 16th of October 2016

Okay, if I have to choose one week out of the year to move in, I think it would be pumpkin week! You are so creative with it, and this sounds so good. I would have it for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Warm for dessert topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel! Thanks for the recipe, I bet this will be one of our favorites too.


Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Pumpkin week is coming, pack your bags!

Jessica Jarrell

Saturday 15th of October 2016

Chocolate and pumpkin make the best combination! I love pumpkin chocolate chip bread, muffins, cookies, you name it. I might have to make a loaf today 😉


Saturday 15th of October 2016

I hope you do! It is definitely a perfect fall combo!