Fall is here and so is pumpkin season! This Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe is the perfect combo of hearty pumpkin and sweet chocolate chips. Even the most green baker can whip up this easy recipe.
What is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread?
Pumpkin bread is a quick bread, made without yeast. Quick bread is any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast. Common quick breads are banana bread, pumpkin bread and corn bread. This easy pumpkin bread recipe combines savory pumpkin, warm spices, and rich chocolate chips, for a sweet and deliciously dense bread.
What Do I Need To Make This Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe?
To make pumpkin chocolate chip bread you will need:
- vegetable oil
- canned pumpkin
- baking powder
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
How Do I Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread?
Making this quick bread is very simple. It only requires and electric mixer.
- Start by creaming together your oil and sugar, pumpkin, and eggs.
- Mix your dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices.
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture.
- Mix until well combined.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Stir to combine.
Choosing a Baking Dish
You can make a full sized loaf or mini loaves. Both work great. 4 minis=1 full size. Lately I have really enjoyed ceramic loaf pans like this full sized one, or these mini ones.
Pro Tip: DO NOT overfill your loaf pan. Whether you opt for mini or full size – fill your pan about 3/4 way full. This will help you avoid batter spilling over during baking.
The Importance of Salt & Spices in Baking
Have you ever wondered why there is salt in many baking recipes? Salt is an important step in baking, because it activates the baking soda – helping the batter rise as it bakes. So don’t skimp when a recipe calls for salt. I use Real Salt. It’s mined in the US and it is the perfect addition to both my savory and sweet recipes. I literally tell everyone about Real Salt, because it tastes better than any other salt I’ve used.
For this recipe I used a combination of clove, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. These spices give the bread a warm, fall flavor that pairs perfectly with pumpkin.
Easy Pumpkin Bread Q & A
How Do You Store Pumpkin Bread?
Once your bread has cooled, wrap in in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. You can store the bread at room temperature for up to 5 days. Alternately, you can store in the fridge for about 1 week. If the bread has an off smell, or mold – the bread has gone bad and needs to be discarded.
Why Did My Pumpkin Bread Fall in the middle after baking?
Many sweet breads will deflate a bit, but if it’s a significant amount, it could be due to undercooking.
Can I Fix undercooked bread?
Yes! The bread can be salvaged – place back into the over and bake for an additional 10 to 20 minutes. This should cook the inside.
How Do I Know When My Bread Is Done Baking?
The edges of the bread will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. You can use the toothpick test for quick bread doneness too. It should come out with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
Share With A Friend
After you have baked this bread you can devour both loaves, or give one to a friend. I love a recipe with built in service included!
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 15 oz can of pumpkin
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- With a hand or stand mixer, mix 3 cups sugar, oil, pumpkin, water and 4 eggs until well combined.
- In a separate bowl combine baking powder, baking soda nutmeg, all spice, cloves, cinnamon, 3 ½ cups flour, and salt.
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spray two 9 inch loaf pans with non-stick spray. Add 1/2 of the batter to each loaf pan
- Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.