Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread – soft and tender pumpkin bread loaded with chocolate chips.  Full of cinnamon and spices and perfect for fall!  

My son is obsessed with all things pumpkin. And always has been.  He can get either of his grandma’s to make him Pumpkin Pie in the middle of summer. So it should come as no surprise that pumpkin is a staple as soon as fall starts to set in.

This Pumpkin Bread has been on rotation for years.  But sometimes you need a little chocolate in the mix.  And that is where this chocolate chip pumpkin bread comes in.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a great fall recipe


This is an easy pumpkin bread to make. You don’t need a mixer, just 2 bowls and a spatula to mix everything together.  The dry ingredients get mixed separately so when you mix everything together you don’t over mix anything.

When you are making Muffin Recipes or any quick bread you want to be careful not to over mix.  Over mixing means that your baked goods will not be as soft and tender as they should be.  So mix just until the white streaks disappear and then pour it into your pan.

Pumpkin Bread with lots of chocolate chips

I am usually a chocolate lover to the core.  So Easy Homemade Brownies are more of what I crave.  Which is why I love putting chocolate with pumpkin.  Trust me, if you haven’t tried it, it just works!

This recipe comes from my mother in law.  She always has a loaf stashed in her freezer, so my son loves visiting there.  This is the perfect pumpkin bread to freeze.  I like to slice it and then wrap in foil and place in the freezer.  That way you can just take out a slice and warm it up when your cravings strike.

Moist and tender chocolate chip pumpkin bread - use mini chocolate chips, so you get a little chocolate in every bite

If you are a fan of nuts, you can definitely mix in pecans or walnuts into this recipe.  You can do half chocolate, half nuts, or all nuts, or all chocolate.  You really can mix it up how you want.  This chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe makes 2 loaves, so you could even make one of each!

Fall is such a great time of year for cooking and baking.  I have lots of Favorite Fall Recipes, but baking pumpkin bread is definitely a sign that fall is here.

Easy pumpkin bread loaded with chocolate chips

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread - soft and tender pumpkin bread loaded with chocolate chips.  Full of cinnamon and spices and perfect for fall!  

A close up of a piece of pumpkin bread on a plate
4.71 from 17 votes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

By Erin
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread - soft and tender pumpkin bread loaded with chocolate chips.  Full of cinnamon and spices and perfect for fall!  
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoonss cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for topping, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 9x5 inch loaf pans or line with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix together pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs and water. Mix until smooth and well blended.
  • Gently mix flour and pumpkin mixture together. When just barely combined add mini chocolate chips and fold into batter.
  • Divide evenly between to pans. If using the semi-sweet chocolate chips, sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cook for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling completely on a wire rack.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 317mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 360
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. I must say, the first photo on this page makes me want to try and lick my computer. But instead, I think I’ll just make some for myself ;o) And this pumpkin bread looks delicious! Love the addition of chocolate chips!

  2. This pumpkin bread sounds perfect for fall! I can’t wait to bake this up this weekend and enjoy it with my afternoon tea. Thanks for sharing!