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Easy pumpkin bread, sliced on a wire cooling rack. There are chocolate chips scattered.
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5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Delicious. family favorite pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 348kcal


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 ounces can of pumpkin
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon 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 ½ 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.


Pro Tip: DO NOT overfill your loaf pan.  Whether you opt for mini or full size - fill your pan about ¾ way full.  This will help you avoid batter spilling over during baking.
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.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 4200IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.6mg