This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread recipe is easy to make and has the perfect flavors of Fall! It makes two regular loaves or several mini loaves, perfect for sharing or freezing for another day.

Looking for more bread recipes? Try my Lemon Blueberry Bread, Poppyseed Bread, or my favorite Banana Bread!

A loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread with three slices cut.

Why I love this bread:

  • Easy to Make – Only 10 minutes of prep and a handful of pantry ingredients needed.
  • Makes more than one loaf – great for sharing or freezing for later.
  • Fall Flavors – It has the perfect balance of Fall spices and plenty of chocolate chips to make it even more irresistible!

How to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread:

Combine Wet Ingredients: Cream sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and mix.

Creamed butter and sugar in a bowl with eggs and pumpkin puree added.

Stir Dry Ingredients: Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Alternate adding the flour mixture, then the milk.

Two process photos of flour, then milk being added to pumpkin bread batter.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips added to a mixing bowl full of pumpkin bread batter.

Bake: Pour batter into prepared bread pans and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. (Mini loaves will bake for 25-35 minutes.) Cool for a few minutes in the pan and then invert the bread onto wire racks.

Before and after photos of pumpkin bread batter in a loaf pan, next to a photo of the baked pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

This recipe makes two loaves or one regular loaf and two mini loaves, or 4 mini loaves.  I love to make mini loaves and share or freeze the extras.

Pro Tips:

  • Bread pan: Pumpkin bread is best cooked in a lightly colored aluminum bread loaf pan.  This recipe looks prettiest baked in a 8.5 x 4.5 inch bread pan, but a 9×5 inch pan will also work. These bread pans conduct heat in a way that allows the bread to cook evenly and prevents the bread from getting too brown on the bottom.
  • Parchment paper: Place a piece of parchment at the bottom of the pan so the loaf comes out easily. I
  • Cook time: Ovens may cook differently, so check the bread at 40 minutes. It’s finished cooking when the inserted toothpick comes out with a few moist bread crumbs attached and not any doughy batter.
  • Pumpkin: Use canned or homemade pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  • Muffins: This will make about 2 dozen muffins. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with few moist crumbs. 

Storage and Freezing Instructions:

To Store: Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for up to 10 days. 

To Freeze:  Allow pumpkin bread to cool completely and store in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. 

Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
Total 55 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of two 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pans* with a piece of parchment paper. Spray all over with cooking spray.
  • Add the sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla and mix to combine. 
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Alternately add flour mixture, then milk to pumpkin mixture, starting and ending with flour. Fold in chocolate chips at the end.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Mini loaves will bake for around 25-35 minutes.

Notes

Bread pan: this bakes pretty and tall in a 8.5x4.5 loaf pans, but 9x5 inch pans will also work, or one regular loaf and two mini loaves.
Storage Instructions: Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for up to 10 days. 
Freezing Instructions: Allow pumpkin bread to cool completely and store in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: This will make about 2 dozen muffins. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with few moist crumbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 221mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 2950IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1.2mg

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*I originally shared this recipe in October 2013. Updated October 2019 and October 2021.

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  1. I recently made two loaves with my 5 and 6 yr olds! This recipe is easy to follow and is super flavorful. The kids literally tore one loaf in half to share with one another. I wrapped, froze, and mailed off the other to my daughter a few states away! It froze beautiful and was delicous when it arrived. I’m about to make it again, I came to print out the recipe this time.

  2. 4 stars
    I live in Europe and used the metric units. It turned out super yummy but didn’t really rise a lot. I tried twice, one with chocolate chips and the second time I didn’t add anything.
    Maybe I didn’t use enough baking soda and baking powder? But I followed all the instructions. Do you maybe have a tip?

  3. 5 stars
    delicious- we love pumpkin bread in the fall- I had to bake for 53 min- I made 2 med size loafs- i did add pecans, mini choc chips and chopped dates
    I already had a good recipe, but really like this one–

  4. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe in, made in 2 foil pans to give away. It made so much I Saved out almost 3 cups of batter before putting in chocolate. Chips . Added chopped apples to it and made 3 LG muffins. Delicious

  5. Dear Laura,
    I am a UK citizen and have never seen tinned pumpkin in stores here. In fact I do not believe this product exists in UK. Can this be made with fresh pumpkin and if so, in what quantity.

    I look forward very much to a positive reply.

  6. Delicious! My family ate it up within a couple days. I will definitely be making it again soon. Thank you for the recipe!

  7. I made this today and thought it came out delicious. I used 1/2 of a 10 oz bag of Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips and non-fat milk (that was all I had in the house). My next door neighbors have been dealing with some car issues, so I gave them one of the loaves. They were so appreciative. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

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