Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Thanks for all of the nice comments about the Snickerdoodle Bread and the Food Bloggers Great American Bake Sale. It was fun to meet up with some of my fun food blogging friends, taste some of their yummy baked goods and raise money for Share Our Strength at the same time. Maria wrote a nice recap of the Bake Sale on Two Peas and Their Pod.  Below is a picture of my bread all dressed up and ready for the party Bake Sale.


The Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread I made for the Great American Bake Sale is my family’s favorite quick bread. It’s moist and tender and sweet and delicious.  It makes a great after school snack and it’s sweet enough to serve for dessert. I’ve tweaked the recipe until I think I’ve got it just right. I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, soften
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 16 oz can of pure pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350° and spray two medium loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray, or four/five mini loaf pans (5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4. Don't fill more than 2/3 full.)

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add the pumpkin and combine well.

Add the dry ingredients stirring until just combined. Coat the chocolate chips with 2 T. flour and stir into batter.

Spoon batter into prepared pans.  Bake side-by-side for about one hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Bake 35-40 minutes for the mini loaves.)


Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.


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  1. Jamie says

    I had to leave another comment telling you I made this bread and it was excellent. I actually just posted about it on my blog and linked back to your recipe. Thanks for a wonderful recipe that is now a family favorite.

  2. Michelle says

    I've been craving pumpkin lately but I keep avoiding it. One look at your pumpkin bread and I think I just caved.

  3. Megan says

    Pumpkin is my all time favorite and this looks nothing short of amazing. I lost my favorite pumpkin bread recipe and have been on the look out for a replacement and I think I might have just found it! Hope our having a great weekend.

  4. Cristie says

    Barbara, so happy to have your recipes for all the breads you brought to the sale. I'm so glad I snagged the one I did because they were all gone when I came back two hours later! I will be baking with your recipes soon.

  5. msmeanie says

    How funny, I have a bag of frozen pumpkin puree (from October!) defrosting in my fridge right now. This looks like a great recipe for it. Love the addition of chocolate chips. :)

  6. Jamie says

    Another great looking quickbread Barbara. I have all the ingredients in my pantry so I think I'll be baking this up next. I would have bought several loaves at the Bake Sale.

  7. Nadjibella says

    Je n'ai jamais fait de pain au potiron.
    Avec les épices en plus, il doit être délicieux.
    Je note ta recette.
    A bientôt.

  8. Barbara Bakes says

    aneka resep – thanks for your question. You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. I updated the recipe with a note at the end that gives the substitution.

  9. Barbara says

    I make a pumpkin date bread (from Maida Heatter's cookbook) but I have to tell you this chocolate chip version sounds like a winner! Will definitely be making it in the fall!
    So glad the bake sale was such fun and such a success!

  10. aneka resep says

    looks delicious
    but I am puzzled at my country there is no pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin pie spice like what?

  11. RecipeGirl says

    Sounds like Utah had a wonderful bake sale! We never got anything together in San Diego, but they did a big one up in LA. This looks like a lovely loaf :) Our fave flavors!

  12. Baking Addict says

    Wish I could have been there for your bake sale, sounds like it was a great success. Have never really eaten pumpkin – this sounds delicious.

  13. Mimi says

    Looks like you bake sale was a big success. I'm sure people were delighted to get delicious breads like this one.

  14. teresa says

    mmm, great harvest bread has a bread like this that is so good it's practically life changing. i love it!

  15. Deeba PAB says

    You guys have done so well, I am so HAPPY for you! Look at all those yummy loaves! Pumpkin and chocolate must be so good together… NICE!!

  16. Lyndsey says

    It is a nice looking loaf! I'll have to check out maria's recap! Nice job Barbara!! i wish I could of been there!

  17. Bridgett says

    You have some of the best baked goods out here in the blog world! This combines two of my favorites with the pumpkin and chocolate. I would have bought several of these 😉

  18. Cinnamon-Girl says

    Your bread sounds wonderful! I love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate chips. I would of snatched a whole bunch of this up!

  19. The Double Dipped Life says

    I didn't get to the bake sale until later, so I missed all of your bread! I'll have to make some now!

  20. Christina says

    This looks delicious Barbara – I've been craving pumpkin since the fall – gives me a reason to make some :)

  21. bake in paris says

    Sounds so exciting! It is great to meet friends and make charity at the same time…

    Some customers will come back for more, it is a sure thing !

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  22. Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog says

    This bread has all the characteristics I adore pumpkin, chocolaty and tender-licious :)

    Have a great week!


  23. faithy, the baker says

    i love how you package them all! So pretty! I'm sure the must be a winner and sold out since they look really delicious!

  24. Faith says

    Your bread looks so pretty all wrapped up! This one looks like another winner — pumpkin and chocolate are a fantastic combo!

  25. Sweet and Savory says

    This is such a great combination and you always make what you look attractive. It must have been fun at the bake.

  26. Kim says

    Sounds like so many bloggers had a wonderful time at the bake sale! I missed your post about the snickerdoodle bread, but I'm going to go back and check that out for sure. The pumpkin chocolate chip bread looks delicious!

  27. Maria says

    Your bread sold TOO Fast, I never got to taste it:( Thanks for your help with the bake sale. I always enjoy teaming up with you!