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Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread is a perfectly spiced homemade pumpkin bread with chocolate chunks. This simple bread is everyone’s favorite fall quick bread recipe!

2 slices chocolate chunk bread on a white plate

This is the simplest chocolate pumpkin bread recipe ever, no hand mixer or yeast is needed. Pumpkin bread is a classic fall treat, and this version is simple to make and loaded with chocolate chunks. If you are as crazy about pumpkin as I am, you also need to try my Pumpkin French Toast Casserole and no-bake pumpkin cookies.

2 slices chocolate chunk pumpkin bread

If you want to prepare a dessert that everyone in the house will love, this is a great choice. It is the perfect dessert to have after dinner on any day of the week, but it is also a great dessert to prepare and bring with you to a holiday dinner with some of your relatives. Anyone who enjoys chocolate and pumpkin-flavored treats will love this combination. 

Why You’ll Love This Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • Delicious in the fall and winter
  • Smells intoxicating while it bakes
  • Simple to make
  • No hand mixer required
  • Extra moist
  • Lots of pumpkin flavor
  • Full of fall spices
  • Studded with chocolate chunks
  • Similar to my banana bread recipe

sliced chocolate chunk pumpkin bread vertical with gourd

Tips for making Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread:

  • Generously butter the loaf pan or use a floured baking spray. Using a floured spray releases the bread out of the pan so much easier.
  • Coat the chocolate chunks in flour. This will help to suspend the chocolate in the batter instead of the chunks sinking to the bottom of the pan while it cooks.

chocolate chunk pumpkin bread

  • You will want chocolate in almost every bite as you are eating it.
  • Use pure pumpkin. Do not use pumpkin pie filling. Pure pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling are completely different. This will affect the outcome of the bread.
sliced chocolate chunk pumpkin bread 2 slices on white serving dish

Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling

This recipe calls for pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin), not pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin puree is made with just pumpkin, while pumpkin pie filling has all kinds of ingredients and flavors added in. Double-check your cans and make sure you have the right ingredients! 

whole loaf chocolate chunk pumpkin bread on cooling rack, slices pumpkin bread on plate

Pumpkin Bread Spices

A wonderful blend of spices for creating the best pumpkin flavor! Here is a combination.

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread sliced with glass of milk

Ingredients For Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread:

  • flour
  • salt
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • canned pumpkin
  • butter
  • eggs
  • milk
  • chocolate chunk chips

ingredients for 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunk chips

chocolate chunk pumpkin bread batter with chocolate

full loaf pumpkin chocolate bread

 

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full loaf of 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunk chips
Yield: 1 LOAF

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread is a perfectly spiced homemade pumpkin bread with chocolate chunks. This simple bread is everyone’s favorite fall quick bread recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunk chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Generously butter a 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix well.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  5. Add pumpkin, butter, and milk. Mix well.
  6. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix, but just before completely combined.
  7. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Remove bread from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 293Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 52mgSodium 283mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 4g

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Recipe adapted from 365 Days Of Baking Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread is a perfectly spiced homemade pumpkin bread with chocolate chunks. This simple bread is everyone’s favorite fall quick bread recipe! via @Mooreorlesscook

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Michaela Forde

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Nettie

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Thank you, Michaela! Try it with the gluten-free flour, let me know how it comes out!

Nettie

ash

Saturday 25th of September 2021

Really yummy recipe. I ended up baking it for 80 minutes and I think it was still a little undercooked.

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

How do you improve on Pumpkin Bread? Well you add chocolate, of course!

nettiemoore11

Monday 26th of September 2016

Thank you Wendy, it is so delicious! Nettie

Michaela Kenkel

Tuesday 7th of January 2014

Chocolate and Pumpkin!! = Heaven in a loaf pan! <3

nettiemoore11

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

Thank you Michaela! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Nettie

Kathie Brune

Friday 1st of November 2013

This looks delicious! For about how long should it bake? 35-40 minutes?

nettiemoore11

Friday 1st of November 2013

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove bread from pan and cool on a wire rack.

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