It’s Fall and you know what that means…pumpkin time. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candles, pumpkin everything. This is an easy chocolate chip pumpkin bread you won’t believe–it is so delicious. It took me about 10 minutes to whip up, and I had all of the ingredients at the house.
I usually have several cans of pumpkin in the pantry because we put it in our grumpy old cat’s food, so I always want to make sure I have plenty.
Chocolate chip pumpkin bread will totally satisfy your chocolate and pumpkin cravings. My husband doesn’t usually like chocolate chips in his breads, and he was pretty reluctant at first to try this, but he really liked it. And, my older son isn’t a big fan of pumpkin (what??) but we gave him a piece and he ate it right up!
The recipe will make two loaves, which is great if you want to take it to work, or to a party. But, you could easily cut the recipe in half and just make one loaf. It’s a dense bread, so one piece will fill you up.
The recipe and instructions are below.
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
I piled everything into the bowl and started mixing. I didn’t even have to break out the mixer. The whisk worked perfectly for this recipe. Don’t you love the mountain of spices? Such a happy, comfort smell.
Once I mixed everything up, I added the chocolate chips. You can either use mini chocolate chips or regular sized chips. I used the regular size, like the ones that you would put in chocolate chip cookies. I want to taste my chocolate.
Look at all of the happy spices in there. Delish!
I poured the mix into the loaf pans and put them into the oven. Simple as that! I stood in the kitchen for a while just to smell the scents coming from the oven. Who needs candles when you have pumpkin bread?
Cook the bread for about 1 hour and let it cool. That’s the hard part. It’s always the hard part. I will risk burning my tongue. It’s worth it. Every time.
P.S. I used a stone pan and a Pyrex pan and the cooking time was the same.
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I toasted a piece this morning and there’s nothing better than warm chocolate chip pumpkin bread with butter. Seriously.
Enjoy! Be sure to let me know how you like your loaf!
- 3 cups powdered sugar + 2 Tbsp for dusting the pan.
- 1 - 15 oz. can pumpkin
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Grease two 9" x 5" loaf pans, and coat with powdered sugar (2 Tbsp.)
- Combine the 2 cups of powdered sugar, pumpkin, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix well.
- Add the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix well. Add walnuts (optional).
- Pour into two loaf pans.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until knife comes out clean.