Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Yes, my friends another pumpkin recipe. I forewarned everyone that my blog is going to be “chock full” of pumpkin in my pumpkin biscotti post. Well, actually there was an initial typo in that description… let’s just say I left out the “h” in chock. Ya catch my drift?

However, one of my lovely readers, Lizzy from the blog Lizzy Goes Dutch informed me of this error, so I promptly fixed it in fear of random google hits from odd searches! But all is now well – thanks to Lizzy!

As you know I am on a pumpkin kick and this bread caught my attention while searching allrecipes for…you guessed it, pumpkin! This recipe is really simple to throw together and makes your house smell utterly amazing, plus it has chocolate!

The other bonus is that the bread stays moist for days in a air tight container and freezes perfectly well too. If I haven’t got you craving pumpkin yet, try this recipe and I guarantee it will foster a pumpkin addiction. Need another pumpkin fix? Check out my Fall favorites!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a deliciously addictive day!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


3 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) grease and flour three 9×5 inch loaf pans. (I used 2 9×5 loaf pans and 4 mini pans)

2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, vanilla and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans.

- adapted from allrecipes


27 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread”

  1. ABowlOfMush — October 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I looove the look of this!

    I'm very tempted to get up and go make this right now! :)


  2. AmyRuth — October 21, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Well, so this may be next on my list….just put dorie's classic banana bundt in the oven. mmmm good batter. love chocolate chips w/pumpkin always. Good choice.


  3. Sara — October 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I'm going to blame you for the canned pumpkin in my city…since I'll be buying it all to make your delicious recipes! :) I love, love, love pumpkin bread.


  4. Crystal — October 22, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….may I have a slice pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee. LOL
    Looks so yummy, need a cup of capuccino with it.


  5. sherri — October 22, 2009 at 6:09 am

    A perfect recipe. Love it. I'm all into pumpkin right now too.


  6. Tracy @ Sugarcrafter — October 22, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Yum, this looks delicious! I usually don't put chocolate and pumpkin together, but this recipe makes me want to. :-)


  7. Karin — October 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Oh, now I feel bad. I saw your error but was kind of embarassed to point it out… Your pumpkin bread looks delicious! I stocked up on pumpkin last week, so I'll have lots of it to use up this year!!


  8. Ingrid — October 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Oh, shoot! That could have been awkward. :)

    I told you before bring on the pumpkin!


  9. Donna — October 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I have all the ingredients at home! I am so making this tonight.
    Thanks for sharing!


  10. Maria — October 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I love pumpkin bread, even better with chocolate!


  11. Monica H — October 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    You know I've never had pumpkin and chocolate together but it's about time I did! This looks so good.


  12. Magen — October 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I'm still laughing about the typo. So funny. And I definitely have to make this today! Wow!


  13. Irene — October 24, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Mmmm, that looks so moist and perfect. Love the chocolate chips in there!


  14. Pamela — October 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Chocolate and pumpkin = so tasty!


  15. MewMike — October 30, 2009 at 6:49 am

    I love it! I hope to see more on your sit with something like this!


  16. Magen — October 30, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I made the chocolate chip pumpkin bread and brought it in to work on Tuesday. Everyone LOVED it! Thanks!


  17. Donna — November 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Hi Jaime,

    I did get a chance to make the Pumpkin Bread and it was so moist and delish! I posted the recipe and linked back to you on my blog since I had so many requests for the recipe. Thanks for sharing!


  18. Keith and Christina Collins — November 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Excellent recipe! My family loved it:)!


  19. Alex — April 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Received many compliments after making this bread for friends!


    • Jamie — April 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed the bread, thanks for reporting back.

  20. Pam — December 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I wonder……could you put the batter in muffin tins instead of a loaf pan? Or maybe in a 9X13 pan and call it pumpkin-chocolate chip bars?


    • MBA — December 7, 2012 at 7:06 am


      I have never tried muffins with this particular recipe, but I don’t see why that wouldn’t be just as delicious! Good luck and have a great day!


  21. Jeanette — December 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This is the best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted. I have made this a few times within the last couple months and everyone whose tasted it, loved it. It’s so easy to make and very enjoyable to eat (with a nice hot cup of coffee or just by itself). Thanks for posting this recipe. I look forward to trying more of your bread recipes.


  22. Christi — October 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I made this just the other day! It was absolutely delicious!


    • Jamie — October 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm


      That’s wonderful to hear! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the bread! Thank you so much for following MBA and have a great day!



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